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Betsy J. Beck
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Betsy J. Beck is an experienced litigator and focuses her practice on Employment and Labor law. She takes a proactive approach to employment issues by working closely with her clients in providing daily advice and consultation in complex employment matters. Ms. Beck strives to answer difficult employment related questions as quickly as possible with the understanding that these issues are real-time and time-sensitive. Ms. Beck is frequently engaged to develop policies and present training programs.

She advises and represents employers on a broad range of employment and labor law matters arising under state and federal law. Her clients are from a wide range of industries, including public utilities, professional services firms, quick-serve restaurants, and non-profit organizations.

Areas Of Practice

  • Employment and Labor Law

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Accommodating the Big 3: Disability, Pregnancy & Religion, and Managing Leave Under Each, 2015 to 2015
  • Blurred Lines: Off Duty Misconduct, 2014 to 2014
  • Retaliation: Managing Employers' #1 Risk (and Jurors' Favorite Claims), 2013 to 2013
  • Reasonable Accommodation: The New ADA Focus, 2012 to 2012
  • Workplace Investigations: Getting it Right, 2011 to 2011
  • Promises, Promises: Statements that Come Back to Bite You - Kramer Rayson LLP Employment Law Seminar, Knoxville, 2010 to 2010
  • FMLA, ADA and Paid Leave Update - Kramer Rayson LLP Employment Law Seminar, Knoxville, 2009 to 2009
  • Advanced Employment Law: Working Through Common Problems - FMLA - National Business Institute, Knoxville, 2009 to 2009
  • Advanced Employment Law: Working Through Common Problems - FLSA - National Business Institute, Knoxville, 2009 to 2009
  • Family and Medical Leave: Statutory Amendments and Looming Regulatory Changes - Kramer Rayson LLP Employment Law Seminar, Knoxville, 2008 to 2008
  • Separation Agreements - Kramer Rayson LLP Employment Law Seminar, Knoxville, 2007 to 2007

Honors and Awards

  • City View - Top Attorney Award for Labor & Employment
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court, Hamilton Burnett Chapter, Member
  • Member of the Junior League of Knoxville