Baker Donelson

2016 Changes to Tennessee Workers’ Compensation

This year, there are several notable revisions to TN law regarding workers’ compensation. First, reasonable attorney fees and costs can be awarded to the employee and his/her counsel when the employer fails to initiate…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Just Play the Game: Sixth Circuit Says Student-Athletes Have No Right of Publicity in Game Broadcasts

In a short, sharp opinion filed August 17, 2016, a three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of a class action lawsuit brought by ten former college athletes asserting they were entitled to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Education

Spotlight on Louisiana: IRS Grants Tax Relief to Louisiana Flood Victims

Over the past week, Louisiana has been victim to severe flooding that left thousands of people stranded and homeless. On August 15, in the wake of the flooding, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) granted Louisiana storm victims…more
| Taxation

For a Whistleblower, What is Good Faith?

Good faith. It is a term that is mercilessly bandied about in the law. And, its ambiguity can cause confusion . . . and a plea to the state’s highest court for clarification. The Louisiana Environmental Whistleblower…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

CFPB Amends Mortgage Servicing Rules

After years of requests for clarification, last week the CFPB finally issued an amendment to their mortgage servicing rules. As early as October 2013 the CFPB began to clarify said rules when they issued Bulletin 2013-12 which…more
| Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Proposed Regulations Seek to Significantly Limit Common Estate Planning Tool

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued long-expected proposed regulations aimed at eliminating the availability of certain valuation discounts for most family-controlled entities. These proposed regulations are…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation

CMS Issues Final Rule Outlining FY 2017 Medicare Payment Policies and Rates for SNF PPS

On July 29, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule outlining FY17 Medicare payment policies and rates for the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS). The rule has…more
| Health

When is a Receivership Sale of Real Estate a Reasonable Alternative to Foreclosure?

Foreclosure is usually the remedy of choice used by secured creditors to monetize their real estate collateral; however, there are situations where a sale of real estate through receivership could be an attractive alternative to…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Tennessee Employers Can Continue to Prohibit Guns Without New Liability

On July 1, 2016, Senate Bill 1736 went into effect in Tennessee. The law, introduced on January 15, 2016, was the subject of significant controversy. As the first of its kind across the country, SB 1736 as introduced sought to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Is Sexual Orientation a Protected Category under Title VII?

That question has been asked for many years, especially after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 (U.S. v. Windsor) and subsequently held state bans of same-sex marriages are unconstitutional…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The NLRB Eases the Way for Temporary Employees to Unionize

On July 11, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) released a decision reversing 12 years of established precedent. In Miller & Anderson, Inc., 364 NLRB No. 39 (2016), the Board held that a bargaining unit can be…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Pokémon in the Workplace: Does Your Company Need a Policy?

It seems crazy to have to tailor office policy because of the advent of a new phone app, doesn't it? But this is exactly what is transpiring due to the overwhelming popularity of Pokémon Go, an app for your phone that allows you…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Worsens Headaches for Employers Negotiating Pattern or Practice EEOC Claims

In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, L.L.C., a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the EEOC can seek punitive and compensatory damages for a pattern or practice…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Immigration Update: August 2016 Visa Bulletin; Increased Fines for I-9 and Other Immigration Violations; USCIS Returns Unselected Fiscal Year 2017 H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions; and More

Tracking newsworthy developments in the ever-changing world of business immigration and its impact on employers and employees. This month: August 2016 Visa Bulletin; Increased Fines for I-9 and Other Immigration…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

New License Authorizing U.S. Aircraft to Make Temporary Sojourns to Iran Marks Further Lifting of Secondary Sanctions

Further weakening secondary sanctions, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued a new license to allow non-U.S. persons to fly some U.S. aircraft to Iran for temporary sojourn. While General…more
| International Law & Trade
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