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Ben Cunningham 02/25/15

Ben Cunningham speaks at the UT chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization in Knoxville

Ben Cunningham spoke at the University of Tennessee chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization in Knoxville, which is an on-campus group that strives to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit at UT through weekly meetings with entrepreneurs from the community. Ben spoke to them about common issues which start-up businesses and entrepreneurs face. This included a broad range of topics from limited liability entities to intellectual property.

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Articles & Publications

  • COBRA Continuation Coverage: Incapacity Exception for Premium Payments

    What is COBRA continuation coverage, and who pays for it? What is a timely COBRA payment? Is there an exception to the timely payment rule on account of a participant’s incapacity? When might a court toll the time period for paying COBRA payments on account of the participant’s incapacity? What steps should insurers take when dealing with late COBRA payments?

  • Public Chapter 995 - Tennessee Human Rights Act (“THRA”)

    Effective July 1, 2014, Public Chapter 995 amends several of Tennessee’s existing employment statutes to bring them in line with their related federal counterpart. Specifically, the Tennessee Human Rights Act (“THRA”) has been amended to remove liability for individual supervisors or agents for claims against the employer.

  • Certificate of Employability

    Tennessee’s general assembly passed a new statute allowing convicted criminals to apply for a certificate of employability and providing protection to employers who hire employees who have received a certificate of employability. Ben Cunningham’s memo, attached, discusses the new statute.

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