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|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...
|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,...
|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...
|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...
|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,...
|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...