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Friday, February 14th, 2020

Legislative Update — Week 2 The second week of the 2020 Regular Session was profoundly impacted by the unexpected and tragic passing of Tom Collins, husband of Representative Terri Collins (R–Decatur). Almost every standing committee of the House canceled its…

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Friday, May 17th, 2013

Chalk a win up for those last-minute proposal submissions that run up against the submission deadline. A recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision held that where a proposal is submitted electronically and received by a government server under the…

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

This past week, Northern Alabama received a stark local reminder of the cyber threat danger. As reported by Leada Gore of al.com, Nick Lough of WAFF television, and Bloomberg, Chinese hackers infiltrated the regional office of a major security contractor’s computer networks over…

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Stamping out foreign bribery is a Justice Department priority, and we are determined to continue our vigorous enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. – DOJ Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman, April 16, 2013. After a quiet first quarter,…

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

New Mandatory Compliance Requirements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Effective December 24, 2007, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) was amended to address the requirements for a contractor code of business ethics and conduct. Essentially, the new rule requires…

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Severance Agreements and Waivers of FMLA Rights The April 2007 and September 2007 Tip Sheets reported on how recent court rulings have made it harder to structure binding severance pay agreements by making it difficult for employees to waive certain…

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

THE FUTURE OF WAGE INCREASES The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) has recently completed a Wage and Benefits Survey of over 1300 union contract settlements in 2007. Collectively, these settlements provide a reliable guidepost for wage and benefit trends nationally….

Friday, November 30th, 2007

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE – OKLAHOMA GUN LAWS STRUCK DOWN. MUST COMPANIES BAN FIREARMS FROM PARKING LOTS? The May 2007 Tip Sheet noted that a recent Department of Labor study showed that over 70% of U.S. companies do not have formal policies…

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS The News From Lake Wobegon – EEOC sues Ralph’s “Pretty Good” Grocery If you’ve ever listened to Garrison Keillor’s Saturday afternoon radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” you’re familiar with his weekly report on “The News from…

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

COURT OKs “BLENDED” RATE OF PAY FOR OVERTIME The Federal Appeals Court in Atlanta – with jurisdiction over Alabama, Georgia, and Florida – has clarified and approved a commonly used method of calculating overtime pay – a “blended” or “average”…

Friday, August 31st, 2007

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE NOTICE 2007-78 OFFERS LIMITED RELIEF FROM CODE SECTION 409A COMPLIANCE; CERTAIN DESIGN DECISIONS AND AMENDMENTS GENERALLY STILL REQUIRED BY YEAR-END On September 10, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2007-78 (the “Notice”), which provides limited…

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