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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (April 1, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that La Keisha Wright Butler joined Maynard Cooper’s Correctional Litigation Practice Group as Of Counsel. She will focus her practice on general and complex litigation. La…

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an updated provider self-disclosure protocol (SDP) last week, which replaces the original SDP issued in 1998 and various OIG Open Letters that provided additional guidance on the program. The OIG outlined what it considers to…

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Section 501(r) was added to the Internal Revenue Code by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to expand and clarify the federal requirements for tax-exempt hospitals by establishing new standards relating to community health needs assessments; financial…

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

This entry is the second of a three-part installment on types of deferred compensation and will briefly explain the positive and negative aspects of using stock options and restricted stock grants as means of providing deferred incentive compensation to employees….

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

RETALIATION – FIRING A “CLOSE RELATIVE” OF A COMPLAINING EMPLOYEE IS UNLAWFUL Eric Thompson was an engineer for North American Stainless in Carroll County, Kentucky. He met Miriam Regalado at work, and they became engaged. Regalado filed an EEOC charge…

Monday, March 31st, 2008

EEOC Reports “Surge” in Pregnancy Charges The U.S. Equal Employment Commission says that its intake of charges in FY 2007 reflected an unexplained 14% increase in charges filed under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which amended the sex discrimination language…

Friday, February 29th, 2008

MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS GET EXPANDED FMLA LEAVE The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act has changed the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for families of military service members. There are three major changes: An employee may take up to 12…

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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