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David Canupp talks about waking up from nightmare of implementing new overtime rules

Published November 30, 2016

On November 22, a U.S. District Court in Texas enjoined rules set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  But On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal in this case.

ADA lawsuit abuse may soon end

Published July 15, 2016

On July 7, 2016, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a bill to the floor of the House to address ADA lawsuit abuse.  If passed by both the House and Senate and signed by the President, the bill will become known as the ADA Education and Reform Act.

Update 5 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature’s current session

Published June 10, 2016

Common-law marriage ends on January 1, 2017.  Changes made to Alabama Competitive Bid Law. Alabama children can enter first grade at a younger age.

Update 4 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature’s current session

Published May 31, 2016

This is the fourth is a series of updates about the legislatures most recent session.

Update 2 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature's current session

Published April 21, 2016

The legislature has passed new laws about hearing aids, seeds, tax assessments, ethics, foster care, distilleries, wineries, service dogs, credit unions, education, unborn infants, vulnerable individuals, and state parks.

Update 1 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature’s current session

Published April 13, 2016

So far this year, the current legislative session has renewed quite a number of governmental agencies.  But other substantive acts have also been passed.

Legislature stops Birmingham minimum-wage law

Published March 11, 2016

New law prevents any city or county government from raising the minimum wage above that set by the federal government.

Gurley wins another round in the quarry case

Published November 19, 2015

Firm’s client prevails in federal case after winning twice before Alabama Supreme Court.

See television interview with Woody Sanderson about the case.

Two provisions of the Affordable Care Act now in effect

Published October 05, 2015

These provisions apply to applicable large employers (ALEs)—employers with 50 or more full-time employees.

Alabama Department of Education issues rules about charter schools

Published September 17, 2015

The new rules became effective September 17, 2015.

Final rule issued about pay transparency for federal government contractors

Published September 15, 2015

The new rule is likely to affect 22% of America's workforce, beginning on January 1, 2015.

President issues executive order to require government contractors to provide paid sick leave

Published September 07, 2015

The Obama administration has taken a number of steps that affect employment practices of federal government contractors.

Labor Department proposes changes to rules governing overtime

Published August 27, 2015

Changes could increase the number of employees who get paid overtime.

Unemployment compensation law amended during last session of legislature

Published June 24, 2015

Firm attorneys draft law to reduce unemployment compensation taxes paid by employer-client that supports schools.

During 2015 regular session, Alabama legislature passes laws affecting schools and school boards

Published June 16, 2015

These new laws address charter schools and virtual schools; amend the Alabama Accountability Act, the Open Meetings Act, the Flexible School Calendar Act, and the law against nepotism in state hiring; and create a new Alabama Community College System. The Tim Tebow bill did not pass the legislature.

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