Burr & Forman

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., 575…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Banking & Financial Services E -Note - March 2015

In This issue: - 6 Things You Need to Know Before Filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - Don’t Get Left in the Dark: Pre-eviction Noticing Requirements Following Sunset on the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act -…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

SEC Proposes High Frequency Traders to be Regulated by FINRA

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on March 25, 2015 a proposal to amend Rule 15b9-1 under the Exchange Act to require broker-dealers who trade in off-exchange venues to become members of a national securities…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Don’t Get Left in the Dark: Pre-eviction Noticing Requirements Following Sunset on the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act

For the past five years, foreclosing lenders have been bound by a federal law that made it much more difficult to evict non-borrower tenants and occupants of the subject property following a foreclosure sale where the lender…more
| Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection, Real Estate - Residential

SEC Approves FINRA Rule Regarding Investigation and Verification of Registration Applicants

After seeking comments last fall, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) proposed rule governing member firms’ verification and investigation of…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Labor & Employment E-Note - March 2015

In This E-Note: - Expanding Eligibility: Is Your FMLA Policy Ripe for Misinterpretation? - New Year’s Resolution Continued: The Multi-State Non-Compete Agreement - The Corporate Board: The False Claims Act…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Wrongful Foreclosure: Acting Offensively May Short-Circuit the Need for a Defense

In recent years, lenders have been forced to defend a record number of so-called “wrongful foreclosure” lawsuits. However, several Tennessee court rulings issued this year indicate that if lenders act quickly and offensively,…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Florida Non-Competes and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen

After a wild weekend of some predictably close games and some stunning upsets, the original 68 teams vying to play among “bracketology’s” fortunate 64 are now whittled down to the sixteen teams left standing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Health Care E-Note - March 2015

In This E-Note: - Health Care Reform in America: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - The Federal False Claims Act - Violations of Conditions of Payment or Conditions of Participation? - State Regulatory Boards…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Labor & Employment Law, Consumer Protection, Health, Government Contracting

Construction E-Note - March 2015

In This E-Note: - What Should Parties Do With Unusually Severe Weather on a Construction Project? - Excerpt from What Should Parties Do With Unusually Severe Weather on a Construction Project?: Rain. Snow…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

White Calls for SEC to Adopt Uniform Fiduciary Standard

SEC Chair Mary Jo White said Tuesday that the SEC needs to move forward on a uniform fiduciary standard for the financial industry, including brokers. Addressing the annual meeting of the Securities Industry and Financial…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Expanding Eligibility: Is Your FMLA Policy Ripe for Misinterpretation?

Can the wording in your handbook make employees otherwise ineligible for FMLA leave eligible? The Sixth Circuit (which has appellate jurisdiction over district courts in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee) has answered this…more
| Labor & Employment Law

SDNY US Attorney Preaches to Choir; Lauds Financial-Industry Gatekeepers

Addressing the annual meeting of the Compliance & Legal Division of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara stressed the importance of industry compliance and legal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Tennessee Establishes Business Court

On March 16, 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court established the Davidson County Business Court (“Business Court”), a pilot project to meet the litigation needs of existing and future businesses in the State…more
| Civil Procedure

What Should Parties Do With Unusually Severe Weather on a Construction Project?

Rain. Snow. Sleet. Ice. The winter elements this year have been unusually severe throughout the country. While weather affects our everyday lives, it can be especially crippling to the delivery of materials, the schedule of…more
| Construction Law, Government Contracting
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