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Adobe PDFEmployee Relations, Title VII, and the Confederate Battle Flag
Gillian Watson Egan; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 2015
Many 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...

 

Adobe PDFTax 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;
Legal Alert/Article
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015
The 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...

 

Adobe PDFAntitrust Issues Facing Physicians in Medicaid and Professional Licensing
John T. Mooresmith; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 2015
Physicians 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...

 

Adobe PDFNavigating the Treacherous Waters of Tipped Employee Wages
Michelli Rivera; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 2015
As 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...

 

HTMLAlabama's New Non-Compete Statute: Are You Ready For New Year's Day?
Devin C. Dolive, Bryance Metheny, Matthew T. Scully; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 16, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015
Those 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;...

 

Adobe PDFDOL Will Require Overtime for Employees Who Earn Less Than $50,000
Ronald W. Flowers, Bryance Metheny, M. Clark Spoden; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 15, 2015
In 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...

 

Adobe PDFRecent 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;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2015, previously published on July 2015
Under 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...

 

Adobe PDFRecent Case's Impact on the Determination of Contractor Licensure
Nancy Fouad Carey, Megan Testerman, Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2015, previously published on June 2015
A 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...

 

Adobe PDFWhat the Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Means to Employers
M. Clark Spoden; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 2015
The 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,...

 

Adobe PDFChanges to Florida's Construction Defect Notice Statute
Matthew Stock, Peter C. Vilmos; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2015, previously published on June 2015
Florida 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...

 


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