Kathryn Willis

Kathryn Willis

Burr & Forman

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Labor & Employment E-Note - June 2016

The scope of the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act enacted on May 11, 2016 extends well beyond employment issues. However, its impact on an employer's asset protection and enforcement program is quite significant. Please...more

6/22/2016 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) DOL Employment Contract Ex Parte FLSA Intellectual Property Protection Minimum Salary Misappropriation New Legislation Non-Compete Agreements OSHA Over-Time Private Right of Action Trade Secrets Wage and Hour Whistleblower Protection Policies White-Collar Exemptions Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Health Care E-Note - May 2016

On April 6, 2016 the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration ("EBSA") issued its long awaited final rule redefining a fiduciary investment advisor (also known as the "conflict of interest rule"),...more

6/1/2016 - Business Associates CHIP CMS DOL EBSA Electronic Reporting Employee Benefits ERISA Fiduciary Duty FLSA Health Care Providers HIPAA Investment Adviser Medical Marijuana Minimum Salary OCR OIG OSHA Over-Time Retirement Plan Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Labor & Employment E-Note - May 2016

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final changes to the federal overtime regulations. The final regulations make significant changes to common white collar exemptions from the federal overtime...more

6/1/2016 - DOL EBSA Electronic Reporting Employee Benefits Employment Discrimination ERISA F-1 Visa Fiduciary Duty Final Rules FLSA Investment Adviser Medical Marijuana Minimum Salary OPT OSHA Over-Time STEM Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions Workplace Injury

Labor & Employment E-Note - April 2016

In an article published by the Birmingham Business Journal ("BBJ") in the March 25 print edition, Bryance Metheny provides insights into a series of questions related to labor and employment law, including what are some legal...more

4/25/2016 - Bias Disclosure Requirements DOL Employment Discrimination H-1B LGBT Multiemployer Plan

Health Care E-Note - April 2016

Patient care is not confined to a single office or exam room, or a single physician or other provider. Caring for patients these days now includes complex coordination among physicians, nurses, technicians, staff, management,...more

4/25/2016 - DOJ Elder Abuse False Claims Act (FCA) FD&C Act FDA HIPAA Mandatory Reporting Laws OCR Qui Tam

Labor & Employment E-Note - 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...more

3/21/2016 - ADA Cell Phones Employment Policies FMLA Hiring & Firing Minimum Wage Mobile Devices Non-Compete Agreements Wage and Hour

Labor & Employment E-Note - September 2015

The National Labor Relations Board’s (the Board) Democratic majority handed the organized labor movement one of its biggest legal victories in recent years. The decision radically redefines the concept of “joint employment”...more

9/29/2015 - Arbitration Arbitration Awards Deflategate DOL Employee Benefits Federal Arbitration Act FLSA Football Franchisee Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers Minimum Salary Minimum Wage New England Patriots NLRB Pregnancy Discrimination SCOTUS Staffing Agencies Tom Brady Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions Young v United Parcel Service

Labor & Employment E-Note - April 2015

In This Issue: - Employment Law Update After Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. - Excerpt from Employment Law Update After Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.: A pregnant employee walks into your...more

4/27/2015 - Ambush Election Rules Confidentiality Agreements H-1B Mental Health Minimum Wage PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Unions Visa Caps Wellness Programs Whistleblower Protection Policies Young v United Parcel Service

Employment Law Update after Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.: Must Employers Provide Accommodations for Pregnant Employees?

A pregnant employee walks into your office and tells you that she has a lifting restriction of twenty pounds and needs an accommodation because she can’t do her job. What do you do? In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.,...more

3/31/2015 - Disparate Treatment Essential Functions PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

Making The Hiring Process Work

In This Presentation: - Using Social Media in Hiring Decisions ..Scenario #1 - Hiring Employees with Restrictive Covenants ..Scenario #2 - Disparate Impact ..Scenario #3 - Federal...more

3/11/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Restrictive Covenants

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