published Monday, June 17th, 2013

Nashville judge extends order preventing state employee layoffs

A Davidson judge today granted a one-week extension of her temporary restraining order barring the Haslam administation’s plans to lay off 200-plus state employees this month.

After listening to arguments by attorneys for the Tennessee State Employees Association, which has sued the state, and the Tennessee attorney General’s office, Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon said she was not ready to render a decision today.

State employees contend the administration did not follow what they argue are statutory requirements to provide job counseling and opportunities to employees affected by the reduction in force to apply for other state jobs.

The state argues it was not obligated to do so.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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