Human Rights Commission Presents Employment Law Seminar On March 14

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) will present a half-day Employment Law Seminar in Chattanooga on March 14. The seminar will take place on the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga’s campus at Fletcher Hall, Room 114 from 12:30-4 p.m.

This half-day seminar is modeled after the highly-regarded, full-day Employment Law Seminar held in Nashville for over five years. This seminar will feature experienced employment law experts who will discuss the latest in employment discrimination law.

The seminar will offer 2.5 hours of continuing education credits for attorneys and for HR professionals. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The registration fee is $35, which includes conference materials, continuing education credits and refreshments. Registration deadline is March 11.

Topics will include mediation in discrimination complaints, an overview of the complaint process with THRC and updates from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on recent cases and its Strategic Enforcement plan. To view the seminar agenda and download a registration form, please visit www.tn.gov/humanrights. For more information, call Susannah Berry at 615 253-1608 or email Susannah.Berry@tn.gov.

The THRC safeguards individuals from discrimination through enforcement and education. An independent state agency, the Commission is responsible for enforcing the Tennessee Human Rights Act and the Tennessee Disability Act which prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age (40 and over in employment), familial status (housing only) and retaliation in employment, housing and public accommodations. To file a complaint of discrimination or to receive additional information, please call 800 251-3589 or visit www.tn.gov/humanrights.


Friends For Life Is Holding A Pet Photo Contest

The 9th Annual Wally's Friends For Life Pet Photo Contest is currently underway. "It’s only ten dollars to enter your pet into the contest, and your friends and family can vote online for one dollar.  Just imagine your pet’s face on the front cover or on the inside of Wally’s Friends 2016 calendar," officials said. Go to wallysfriends.com , front page, upper right ... (click for more)

Baggett Road Construction Project Closes Road To Through Traffic Next Week

The Catoosa County Public Works Department has scheduled cross drain and road repair work on Baggett Road, between 509 Baggett Road and Atcheson Court. This section will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday through Thursday, weather permitting.  Use alternate route and be prepared for traffic delays.   (click for more)

Ruling States That City Of Cleveland Is Entitled To Liquor By The Drink Funds

The city of Cleveland is entitled to keep all funds collected since city voters approved “liquor by the drink” in the Nov. 5, 2002 election. Bradley County Schools sued the city for taxes owed based on the school board’s interpretation of state law. Cleveland City Schools will be allowed to keep its money. The city of Cleveland distributed the liquor by the drink tax to Cleveland ... (click for more)

Crash On Chattanooga Avenue Causes Power Outage

A single-car accident in Dalton damaged a power pole on Chattanooga Avenue in front of the Crown Mill Village apartments and has caused a power outage in the area.   Chattanooga Avenue was closed between Matilda Street and Judson Street while the Dalton Police Department investigated the crash and Dalton Utilities worked to replace the pole. The road was reopened later.  ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Memorial Day - And Response

It is recorded in the Fourth Chapter of the Book of Joshua, that after the nation had crossed the River Jordan, Joshua would receive a divine commandment to choose 12 men from among the people and tell them to take 12 stones from the middle of the river.  Each man placed a stone on their shoulder which represented one of the tribes of Israel, and served as a memorial ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In August 2015

Those in the know tell me the month of August is National Peach Month, so as I take a stroll through garden, I am paying particular attention to the poppy and the gladiolus because they are the “birth flowers" of this month. But as we dole out our months Orchids and Onions, let’s substitute a peach and a pit, that hard seed you find when you bite into a peach. A PEACH to the ... (click for more)