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Adobe PDFWorkplace Violence: Reducing the Risk
Meghan N. Cox; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on April 2016
An estimated 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year, costing businesses billions of dollars per year in impaired productivity, employee turnover, security measures, and legal costs.1 More and more often, employers are being held liable for workplace violence...

 

Adobe PDFTennessee Legislature Passes Certificate of Need Reform
J. Matthew Kroplin, Jerry W. Taylor; Burr & Forman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2016, previously published on April 2016
This week, both houses of the Tennessee General Assembly unanimously approved legislation that will significantly reform Tennessee’s certificate of need (CON) program.

 

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Are your cell phone policies as outdated as your original iPhone?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 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 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 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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