Baker Donelson

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Memphis, TN 38103, United States

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Anheuser-Busch Loses Key Battle in Kentucky

Since Prohibition, Kentucky brewers have not been allowed to own their own distributors. Like many states throughout the United States, Kentucky implemented a three-tier system that separates the alcohol industry into…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

USCIS Announces New Work Card Eligibility for H4 Spouses

On Tuesday, February 24, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective May 26, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting applications for work authorization of H-4 spouses of two groups of H-1B…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Some H4 Spouses of H-1Bs Can Apply for Work Cards Beginning May 26, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that, effective May 26, 2015, USCIS will begin accepting applications for work authorization of H-4 spouses of two groups of H-1B…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Wal-Mart Sues Texas Over Alcohol Sales

Liquor is not sold in any Wal-Mart store in Texas, but the retailer is suing the State of Texas in an effort to sell liquor. On February 12, Wal-Mart filed a lawsuit in an Austin federal court challenging a Texas law that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Spotlight on Tennessee: Proposed Revenue Modernization Act

Governor Haslam's Administration has very recently proposed far-reaching amendments to Tennessee's tax laws. These proposed amendments are included in Senate Bill 603/House Bill 644, known as the Revenue Modernization Act (RMA)…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Franchise Law, Taxation

Florida Craft Beer Bills Under Consideration Today

The Florida House Business and Professions Subcommittee will consider two beer bills today. In addition, the Senate Committee on Regulated Industries will also hear its version of those two bills today. House Bill 301 would…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts

Fines, fees, and the soaking of the poor

My client is a homeless veteran of the US Army. He served honorably, returned home and worked hard at a relatively low wage job, but unfortunately became involved with drugs and alcohol and his life went off the rails. During…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

Employers Beware: Could the Generosity of Volunteers Result in a Perceived Employer-Employee Relationship?

The generosity of volunteers builds a link between employers and the community, which frequently proves critical to accomplishing community and philanthropic work during times of need. Often times, there is too much to be done,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

2014 EEOC Enforcement and Litigation Statistics: Retaliation Claims on the Rise

On February 4, the EEOC released a comprehensive set of private sector data for fiscal year 2014. The data tables provide detailed breakdowns of the 88,778 charges of workplace discrimination filed with the agency. While the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Immigration Corner: Helpful Guidance in a Tricky I-9 Situation, and a "Known Employer" Program in Development

This month: Helpful guidance in a tricky I-9 situation, and a "Known Employer" program in development. I-9 Guidance and Handling Former Documents that are Not Genuine - On February 18, 2015, the United States…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Medical Marijuana Use and the ADA – A New Intersect

On behalf of your company, you hire a new employee. As part of the hiring process, the new employee must complete a satisfactory physical examination, including passing a drug test. During the physical exam, the new employee…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Craft Brewery Intellectual Property Primer

A. Introduction - A name. It all starts with a name. A series of words, individually with little meaning, but collectively, the embodiment of creativity, passion, and inspiration. Whether the name of the craft brewery…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

CFPB Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to 2013 Mortgage Rules

The CFPB is currently seeking public comment on several proposed amendments to its final rules issued in 2013, which went into effect in January 2014. The comment period is open through March 16, 2015, so mortgage servicers, or…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

Sixteen Attorneys General from Coast to Coast Seek CFPB Regulation on Arbitration Clauses

Attorneys General (AG) from 16 states – Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington – have joined forces…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

CFPB Hot Topics for 2015

Despite rumblings from the new Congress about reining in the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Bureau has indicated a packed agenda for 2015. Following an aggressive push in 2014, the attention of the CFPB continues…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Education, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection
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