Federal Vaccine Mandate Looming: Employer FAQs


On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his administration is taking several new steps to get more Americans vaccinated. Two of these moves have already been implemented as of early September: first, the President signed an executive order mandating vaccines for federal employees. That same day, he entered an executive order mandating vaccines for workers in most healthcare settings that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement. The latter applies to hospitals, ambulatory surgical settings, home health agencies and more. The third action item, and the one creating perhaps the most controversy, is one that has not taken effect yet but has merely been proposed by the President: a vaccine mandate for many private employers. The mandate is expected to come in the form of an emergency temporary regulation issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”), much like what OSHA has already issued with respect to employers in the healthcare […]

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Eviction Ban: What it Means for Tennessee Landlords


The Supreme Court of the United States has struck down the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) ban on residential evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eviction ban (sometimes called a “moratorium”) started back in March of 2020 when Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Congress voted to extend the moratorium once in January of 2021, but then let it expire by its own terms. The executive branch then took matters into its own hands. The CDC issued its own eviction ban, which it continued to extend well into 2021. The CDC’s ban applied to all residential tenancies, unlike the ban passed by Congress which was narrower because it only applied to properties that were supported by government funds (i.e. had a loan backed by Housing and Urban Development, or “HUD”). The CDC also imposed criminal penalties on landlords who violated its moratorium. According to documents filed […]

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12 Thompson Burton Attorneys Selected as 2020 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars


Thompson Burton is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys were selected as 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The selection process for this honor incorporates peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. Final selection results in only 2.5% of attorneys in the state being selected as Rising Stars and 5% of attorneys in the state being selected as Super Lawyers.   The TB attorneys selected as 2020 Super Lawyers are:   Walt Burton – Real Estate   JK Simms – Employment & Labor   Phillip G. Young, Jr. – Bankruptcy   Ronn Steen – Creditor Debtor Rights   Cathy Speers Johnson – Family Law   John J. Hollins, Jr. – Family Law   Sarah Richter Perky – Family Law   Jerry W. Taylor – Health Care   The TB attorneys selected as 2020 Rising Stars include:   Kevin Thompson – Consumer Law   Melissa Burton – Business Litigation   Justin […]

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Thompson Burton Attorneys Honored for Achievements


Thompson Burton would like to congratulate all of our attorneys who have achieved above and beyond in their practice area. We are only as good as our team and, if these distinctions are any indication, our team is pretty incredible! With the release of the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Thompson Burton emerged with 12 talented attorneys on this peer-reviewed list: John J. Hollins Jr. – 2021 Family Law Attorney of the Year   Jerry W. Taylor – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Healthcare Law   Bryan Echols – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law   Ronn Steen – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy   Mary Neil Price – Banking and Finance Law   Cathy Speers Johnson – Family Law   Phillip Young – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy   David Cañas – Litigation […]

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Jerry W. Taylor Joins Thompson Burton as Partner


Thompson Burton announces new partner, Jerry W. Taylor.   Thompson Burton PLLC has announced the addition of veteran health care and regulatory attorney Jerry W. Taylor as a partner. According to a release published by the Nashville Post, Mr. Taylor will continue to focus his practice on health care and regulatory compliance. Most recently as a partner at Burr & Forman, he is the 23rd attorney to join Thompson Burton since its founding in 2012. Taylor worked as a member at Farris Mathews Bobango from 2000 – 2012, served on the board of directors for the Nashville Health Care Council, and held a board position with the Tennessee Justice Center. Prior to his practice in the private sector, Taylor served in legal positions in State government, including the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission. Mr. Taylor earned his law degree at the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in political science […]

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