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|Recent Case's Impact on the Determination of Contractor Licensure|
Nancy Fouad Carey, Megan Testerman, Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 2, 2015, previously published on June 2015A Florida court of appeals recently ruled that a contractor is considered licensed if it is associated with a qualifying agent licensed to perform the contract work on the effective date of the contract. Other courts previously looked to whether that same licensed individual also obtained the...
|Changes to Florida's Construction Defect Notice Statute|
Matthew Stock, Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 2015Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new bill that changes Florida's construction defect notice statute, effective October 1, 2015. Changes to the Florida statute include: (I) an amendment to section 558.001, revising legislative intent; (II) an amendment to section 558.002, revising the definition...
|What the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means to Employers|
M. Clark Spoden; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 2015The Supreme Court ruled today that state laws banning same sex marriage are unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. While this holding does not directly implicate employers or their policies, the ruling clearly means that persons legally married in any state,...
|Supreme Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Bans|
E. Travis Ramey; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 2015In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex and to recognize same sex marriages that were validly licensed in other states. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, written by Justice Kennedy,...
|New Tennessee Tax Laws|
Charles Reid Barrineau, Edward H. Brown, Joshua A. Ehrenfeld, James M. McCarten, Allen Sullivan; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 2015The state of Tennessee recently enacted the Revenue Modernization Act (the "Act"). According to the state, while the legislation does not introduce any new taxes, it should raise revenue and create an even playing field in Tennessee for both in-state and out-of-state businesses by...
|IRS Issues Guidance on Portability|
Bruce A. Rawls; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015Last week the IRS issued final regulations that provide guidance on the federal estate and gift tax applicable exclusion amount, in general, as well as the requirements for making a "portability" election.
|"WTF", Under the NLRB, Employers Should "Cut the Crap?"|
Meryl Cowan; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 12, 2015As you have likely seen by now, on March 18, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel ("GC") issued an extensive memorandum offering guidance on employer rules and handbooks. This memorandum focuses on employees’ rights under Section 8(a)(1) of the...
|When Statutes Of Limitation Vary, Don't Wait To File Suit|
John Paul Nefflen; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 17, 2015, previously published on June 5, 2015Investing in real estate is difficult. Buyers, sellers and developers often make strategic business decisions influenced by changing market forces, contingencies that never materialize, promises not kept, and unpredictable partnerships and alliances. Among the many decisions real estate investors...
|Can Attorneys Get Paid for Defending Their Right to Get Paid?|
Hanna Lahr; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 4, 2015, previously published on May 27, 2015Currently before the Supreme Court is Baker Botts, L.L.P. v. ASARCO, L.L.C.,2 in which the Court will determine whether bankruptcy judges have discretion to award compensation for the defense of a fee application under 11 U.S.C. § 330(a). The decision in Baker Botts will likely resolve a...
|SEC Approves Proposed Rules for Executive Compensation|
Chester "Chet" J. Hosch, Thomas K. Potter; Burr & Forman LLP;
May 21, 2015, previously published on May 2015On April 29, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) narrowly approved proposed rules requiring certain reporting companies to disclose the relationship between pay to named executive officers and performance by the reporting companies and their respective peers.