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|Don’t Get Left in the Dark: Pre-eviction Noticing Requirements Following Sunset on the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act|
Daniel L. Burkard, Ben Katz, Christopher D. Meyer, Meredith L. Minkus, Kelly E. Waits; Stoler Russell Keener Verona;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 25, 2015For the past five years, foreclosing lenders have been bound by a federal law that made it much more difficult to evict non-borrower tenants and occupants of the subject property following a foreclosure sale where the lender took title. The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (the...
|Employment Law Update after Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.: Must Employers Provide Accommodations for Pregnant Employees?|
Matthew T. Scully, Kathryn M. Willis; Burr & Forman LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015A pregnant employee walks into your office and tells you that she has a lifting restriction of twenty pounds and needs an accommodation because she can’t do her job. What do you do? In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 575 U.S. — (Mar. 25, 2015), the Court faced this issue and was...
|Health Care Reform in America: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly|
Jerry W. Taylor; Burr & Forman LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015Health care providers, the insurance industry, and all of us as health care consumer continue to experience the difficult birth pangs of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA" or the "Act"). Political battles rage in many states over whether to adopt the Medicaid...
|2014's Hottest Employment Rulings Affecting Southeastern Employers|
Michelli Rivera; Burr & Forman LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 18, 20152014 saw a wide range of employment issues presented before the 11th Circuit. This article seeks to highlight some of the more frequently cited 11th Circuit opinions from last year. The updates below, although not earth shattering to employment lawyers, serve as a reminder of the continued need for...
|What Should Parties Do With Unusually Severe Weather on a Construction Project?|
Matthew J. DeVries; Burr & Forman LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 2015Rain. Snow. Sleet. Ice. The winter elements this year have been unusually severe throughout the country. While weather affects our everyday lives, it can be especially crippling to the delivery of materials, the schedule of activities, and the construction project as a whole.
|Expanding Eligibility: is Your FMLA Policy Ripe for Misinterpretation?|
Sharonda Childs, Stephen H. Price, Matthew T. Scully; Burr & Forman LLP;
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 2015Can the wording in your handbook make employees otherwise ineligible for FMLA leave eligible? The Sixth Circuit (which has appellate jurisdiction over district courts in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee) has answered this question in the affirmative, and employers everywhere must take heed...
|Wrongful Foreclosure: Acting Offensively May Short-Circuit the Need for a Defense|
J. Matthew Kroplin; Burr & Forman LLP;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 16, 2015In recent years, lenders have been forced to defend a record number of so-called “wrongful foreclosure” lawsuits. However, several Tennessee court rulings issued this year indicate that if lenders act quickly and offensively, they may prevent these challenges.
|New Law Protects Employees’ Personal Online Information|
John Paul Nefflen; Burr & Forman LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014Joining a dozen other states, Tennessee has enacted legislation which protects employees’ privacy rights in personal, non-business related online information. The Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014 (“EOPA”) became effective on January 1, 2015 and protects information related to...
|State Regulatory Boards Are Open to Antitrust Liability, Says the Supreme Court|
Graham Cotten, Gary M. London, April McKenzie Mason, John T. Mooresmith; Burr & Forman LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015The Supreme Court’s antitrust decision this week could have significant implications for various state regulatory agencies throughout the country. The Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners (Board) illegally suppressed competition in...
|Fracking: To Ban Or Not To Ban?|
Ronald W. Farley; Burr & Forman LLP;
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 2, 2015The process of hydraulic fracturing (also known simply as “fracking”) continues to divide the public and public policymakers, even as resulting lower natural gas prices have encouraged industries, including many power plants, to convert from coal-fired boilers as one means as coping...