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|Life After Death for Chapter 7 Corporate Debtors? What Remains After a Corporate Liquidation|
James H. Haithcock; Burr & Forman LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015Individuals filing for bankruptcy pursuant to Chapter 7 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") generally do so to have their debts discharged and receive the proverbial "fresh start."2 The same, however, is not true for corporations.
|The Takeaway from Joint Ventures and Florida Licensure: Follow the Rules|
Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
September 24, 2015, previously published on September 2015Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation requires and issues licenses for entities and individuals to qualify to construct improvements to real property in Florida. There are licenses for Certified General Contractors, electricians, plumbers, roofers and many other trades.
|Six Options for Complying with New DOL FLSA Salary Rules|
Ronald W. Flowers; Burr & Forman LLP;
September 18, 2015, previously published on September 2015It is rare for an employee’s salary to double with one raise, yet, under the Department of Labor’s (DOL's) proposed rule, employers will need to double some employees’ salaries to continue to pay them salaries without overtime. By now, everyone has heard of the Department of...
|Federal Court Declares Georgia's Statutory Garnishment Process Unconstitutional|
Louis G. Fiorilla, Matthew T. Mitchell; Burr & Forman LLP;
September 11, 2015, previously published on September 10, 2015On September 8, 2015, United States District Judge Marvin H. Shoob declared Georgia’s statutory garnishment process unconstitutional in Strickland v. Alexander, No. 1:12-CV-02735-MHS (N.D. Ga. Sept. 8, 2015) (granting summary judgment for plaintiff). In what is sure to be the first of many...
|NLRB Redefines and Broadens the Joint Employment Standard|
John J. Coleman, Marcel L. Debruge, H. Carlton Hilson, Bryance Metheny, Matthew T. Scully; Burr & Forman LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on September 2015Just in time for Labor Day, the National Labor Relations Board’s (the Board) Democratic majority handed the organized labor movement one of its biggest legal victories in recent years. The decision radically redefines the concept of “joint employment” and potentially impacts, as...
|Employee Relations, Title VII, and the Confederate Battle Flag|
Gillian Watson Egan; Burr & Forman LLP;
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 2015Many workplaces situated below the Mason-Dixon line will employ both those who feel the Confederate flag is a vital part of their heritage and self-expression, and also those who see the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism, fear and intimidation. The issue and controversy surrounding Confederate...
|Tax Changes Included in the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015|
C. Reid Barrineau, Edward H. Brown, Joshua A. Ehrenfeld, James M. McCarten, Allen Sullivan; Burr & Forman LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015The recently enacted Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (the "Act") contains a number of tax provisions affecting businesses and individuals which have not been widely reported. The Act adds a requirement for claiming certain educational credits and deductions and increases the...
|Antitrust Issues Facing Physicians in Medicaid and Professional Licensing|
John T. Mooresmith; Burr & Forman LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 2015Physicians who were practicing in the 1990s were involved in numerous attempts to organize themselves in order to be able to participate in and even financially survive the onslaught of managed care delivery systems. The new systems were attempting to shift the risk of increasing costs from...
|Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Tipped Employee Wages|
Michelli Rivera; Burr & Forman LLP;
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 2015As evening sets, many restaurants will find themselves bustling with customers and loyal patrons eager to put the day's work to rest. But while managers focus on reservations, inventory, food allergies, and table checks, obligations owed to employees are always present. The complex laws that govern...
|Alabama's New Non-Compete Statute: Are You Ready For New Year's Day?|
Devin C. Dolive, Bryance Metheny, Matthew T. Scully; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015Those involved in drafting, negotiating, or litigating covenants-not-to-compete in Alabama have long known that Alabama's statute books seldom provide ready answers on this particular topic. The text of current Alabama Code § 8-1-1, entitled "Contracts restraining business void;...