Bottorff Law


Potential Change in Overtime Pay for Salaried Employees

The Department of Labor has proposed a new rule (DOL Proposed Rule) that would change the way overtime is paid to salaried employees. It addresses those employees that are exempt from overtime pay under the “white collar” exemption such as professional and administrative employees. Currently, in order for those employees […]


Special Needs Conservatorship

Outside of my primary practice area of small business and entrepreneur law, I also handle conservatorships and other estate planning for families with special needs. One of the most important steps in the planning is to consider a conservatorship once the child with special needs turns 18. The conservatorship gives […]


Weather Policy for Small Business

February 16, 2015: With winter weather, including ice and snow, covering most of Middle Tennessee this morning, it is a good time to remind companies of the importance of a weather policy for your company. Remember, communication is key. It can be very frustrating for employees, customers, and clients to […]


Independent Contractor or Employee?

An employment question that often comes up for small businesses is the classification of the people working for them. Many companies improperly classify employees as independent contractors, and this leads to problems with tax law, unemployment insurance, and other labor issues. The Tennessee Department of Labor has published the following […]