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For 100 years, our Knoxville, Tennessee general practice law firm has been exceeding client expectations through skilled legal services and excellent customer service. With our combined experience in many different facets of the law, we strive to satisfy all the business and legal needs of our wide variety of corporate, governmental and individual clients in Tennessee and the southeast region.

Kennerly Montgomery is a general practice law firm providing diverse professional services both inside and outside the courtroom to a wide variety of individual, corporate and governmental clients. Our attorneys practice in all state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before administrative boards and panels and alternative dispute tribunals.

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DOL Provides Limited Guidance on New Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Although formal regulations will not be released until sometime in April, the DOL issued some guidance this week in the form of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”), providing answers to at least some of the questions arising from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) passed last week.


FLSA Update

The updated Fair Labor Standards Act’s long-awaited final overtime rule went into effect on January 1, 2020.

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Articles & Publications

  • CARES Act Provides Early Access to Retirement Funds and Other Retirement Plan Relief

    The much-awaited phase three of coronavirus-related legislation passed the House and was signed into law the afternoon of March 27, 2020. Known as the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, the almost 1,000-page stimulus package contains several provisions impacting retirement plan access and operation.

  • A Summary of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act for Employers and Employees

    On March 19, phase two, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), was signed into law. Of the chief inclusions, Congress made testing for the coronavirus free without deductibles or copayments under group health plans and governmental insurance programs, and it also provided waivers for certain programs relating to school lunch programs and SNAP benefits. However, the most important codifications for both employers and employees are the introduction of mandatory paid sick leave and an emergency expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).

  • The SECURE Act: A (Very) Brief Introduction

    On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the SECURE Act into law. The following is a brief overview of some of the key changes as they relate to retirement plan administration.

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