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|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;...
|DOL Will Require Overtime for Employees Who Earn Less Than $50,000|
Ronald W. Flowers, Bryance Metheny, M. Clark Spoden; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015In a much-anticipated move, on June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule requiring a weekly salary of at least $970.00, or $50,440.00 annually, for employees to be exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA's) overtime provisions under the common "white collar...
|Recent Developments Concerning the Right of Redemption Relating to Homestead Property: Act of Apr. 23, 2015, Alabama Senate Bill No. 124, Ala. Acts, 2015-79 |
Ryan D. Thompson; Burr & Forman LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 2015Under current Alabama law, an interested party (e.g., mortgagor, junior mortgagor, judgment creditor) may redeem real property sold at foreclosure within one (1) year of the date of the foreclosure sale. See ALA. CODE §§ 6-5-248, 6-5-252. The current redemption law does not require the...
|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...
|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...
|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,...