Breach of Employment Agreements Ripe for Summary Judgment

Some employees enter into employment agreements that include the terms for severance and other benefits. In JIMMY L. HENSLEY V. COCKE FARMER’S COOPERATIVE, Mr. Hensley and Cocke Farmer’s Cooperative entered into a severance agreement in February of 2010 that stated Mr. Hensley would receive a certain amount of severance in certain circumstances, including termination without […]

Paid in Vacation Time?

When I was working in government, it was very common to receive additional vacation time or sick leave for salaried employees who had to work excessive hours on projects. Professionals such as lawyers are exempt from the overtime laws. However, sometimes employers bleed this method of pay onto non-exempt employees inappropriately. Giving hourly workers time […]