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Adobe PDFDead Letter Office: The Final Repose of the Georgia Confirmation Statute?
Erich N. Durlacher, Kelly E. Waits; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In what might be viewed as the last nail in the coffin for Georgia’s confirmation statute, the Georgia Supreme Court’s recent opinion in PNC Bank, National Association v. Smith1 affirms that a lender may contract around the statutory requirement of confirming the results of a prior...

 

Adobe PDFIs it Time to "Upgrade" your Cell Phone Policies?
Matthew T. Scully; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 27, 2016, previously published on March 2016
Are your cell phone policies as outdated as your original iPhone? Cell phones have become common place in today’s workplace and employers must consider the legal risks they pose. Thus, if you haven’t revisited your policies recently - or don’t have any - below are five key issues...

 

Adobe PDFThe Intersection of Bankruptcy and Health Savings Accounts: Are HSA Accounts Exempt From Bankruptcy Estate?
Ryan D. Thompson; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In 2003, Congress passed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (the "Act").1 The Act authorized states to create health savings accounts ("HSAs") with taxpreferred treatment to encourage individuals with high-deductible health insurance plans...

 

HTMLAlabama Passes Bill Blocking Birmingham Minimum Wage Ordinance
H. Carlton Hilson; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 9, 2016, previously published on February 26, 2016
On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Governor Robert Bentley signed a bill that immediately blocks Alabama cities from setting their own minimum wage rates. The bill was passed by the Alabama Senate earlier in the day by a 23-11 vote. The bill, titled the Uniform Minimum Wage and Right-to-Work Act, was...

 

Adobe PDFBirmingham City Council Votes to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10
H. Carlton Hilson; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 7, 2016, previously published on February 2016
One of the most important decisions to be made when entering into a new business venture is the vehicle to be used to carry on the business. The choice you make will have a significant impact on the liabilities you are exposed to, the ease and flexibility of financing, the amount of income tax you...

 

Adobe PDFOfficial Bankruptcy Forms Get Extensive Facelift, But Is It Purely Cosmetic?
Kelly E. Waits; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 2, 2016, previously published on February 2016
As you may know by now, many of the Official Forms for use in Bankruptcy Courts were replaced with revised, reformatted and renumbered forms that went into effect on December 1, 2015. The changes were made as part of a forms modernization effort that began in 2008 to improve the official bankruptcy...

 

Adobe PDFGarnishee Bank's "Defenses" Trumped?
W. Patrick Ayers, Madison L. Mitchell; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 29, 2016, previously published on February 2016
Cases decided recently in Florida and Illinois call into question one legal rule that some might have thought well-settled: a first-perfected security interest in collateral beats a later-perfected lien creditor's interest in that same collateral. Seems simple enough. Except this rule might not be...

 

Adobe PDFNew Tennessee Reporting Requirements for Banks and Online Payment Networks
Charles Reid Barrineau, Edward H. Brown, Joshua A. Ehrenfeld, James M. McCarten, Allen Sullivan; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 2016
With the start of the 2016 tax reporting season, taxpayers making certain payments to a person or entity with a Tennessee address may find that Tennessee has added to the number of information returns they need to file.

 

Adobe PDFOur Military and Special Needs Trusts for Dependents
James M. McCarten; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 2016
Prior to 2015, members of and retirees from the military could not designate any portion of their military Survivor Benefit Plan ("SBP") to a special needs trust ("SNT"), even when a child of that servicemember needed the protection of a SNT in order to ensure his/her access to...

 

Adobe PDFChanges to Federal Overtime Exemption Rules Coming in July 2016: What Your Workplace Must Know and Do to Prepare
H. Carlton Hilson; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on February 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") recently announced its long awaited changes to the federal overtime regulations will be published in July 2016. The revised regulations, which were first discussed in March 2014, are expected to make dramatic changes to common white collar exemptions...

 


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