Overview

J. Christopher Anderson counsels business clients on general employment matters and assists them with workplace investigations, disciplinary actions, employee handbooks, employment policies, and terminations. He also advises clients on compliance with state and federal employment law including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations.

Chris is also an active trial lawyer. He defends businesses against employment claims and has handled wage and hour, discrimination, non-compete, and retaliatory discharge cases in both state and federal courts. He also assists clients with OFCCP audits and claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and comparable state agencies.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Calvary Young Children's School

Member, Board of Directors

Monroe Harding Children's Home

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2019-2020

News, Analysis & Press

Are You Ready for Overhaul of Overtime?

Wards Auto

May 11, 2016

The Legal Challenges of Telecommuting

HR Professionals Magazine

September 1, 2015

The Legal Challenges of Telecommuting

Association of Corporate Counsel North Florida Chapter, Third Quarter Newsletter 2015

Doing a workplace investigation? Here's what you should know

Nashville Business Journal

December 10, 2014

State Supreme Court Changes Summary Judgment Rules in Employment Cases

Tennessee Employment Law Letter

October 2010

The Flood of 2010: Staying Afloat During a Natural Disaster

Tennessee Employment Law Letter

June 2010

Sixth Circuit: Burden-Shifting Analysis Doesn't Apply to ADEA Cases

Tennessee Employment Law Letter

January 2010

ADA Amendments do not Apply Retroactively

Tennessee Employment Law Letter

August 2009

Speaking Engagements

A Look Ahead: Employment Law Resolutions for 2017

Nashville, TN

November 17, 2016

DOL Issues Final Overtime Rule - What Now? Nashville

Nashville, TN

June 23, 2016

Workplace Investigations: The Social Media Impact, Millennials, and the Status of Requiring Confidentiality

Association of Corporate Counsel – Tennessee Chapter

September 17, 2015

Telecommuting and Other Technological Challenges

Tennessee Banking Association Employment Forum

July 16, 2015

2014 Year in Review and What to Expect in 2015

Nashville, TN

February 24, 2015

Conducting Lawful Investigations: An Interactive Program for Internal Investigators

Nashville, TN

October 8, 2014

Controlling Employee Personal Behavior in the Age of Social Media and Personal Technology

Nashville, TN

July 25, 2013

Employment Law Update

Nashville, TN

May 21, 2013

10 Common Wage & Hour Mistakes and What To Do With Them

Wage and Hour Update, and Nashville Office Open House

Littler Mendelson, Nashville, TN

February 28, 2013

The Toxic Employee

Nashville, TN

October 29, 2012

Employee CSI: How to Investigate and Document Employee Behavior

Annual Employment Conference - MT-SHRM

May 18, 2012

The Toxic Employee

Nashville, TN

May 3, 2012

Early Retirement Offers: How to Structure and Apply without Legal Headaches

M. Lee Smith Publishers Webinar

November 17, 2011

Record Retention and E-Discovery

Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council

May 13, 2011

Retaliatory Discharge in Tennessee

Tennessee Bar Association Webcast

March 17, 2011

Defending a Retaliatory Discharge Claim in Tennessee in Light of Gossett

Tennessee Attorneys Memo

December 15, 2010

Get Outta My Facebook

Firm Presentation

April 27, 2010

Exploring Retaliatory Discharge: Answers for Tennessee Attorneys

Tennessee Attorneys Memo

October 22, 2009

Do Motor Carriers Have a Duty to Detect Sleep Apnea

Firm Presentation

February 2008

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1998
  • B.A., University of Tennessee, 1994

Bar Admission

Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee