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22 Sep 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 10

In Episode 10 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, Melissa discusses a topic that is oftentimes overlooked until a company is notified of a state or federal immigration audit, or when an issue involving employee status pops up. Melissa dives into the importance of conducting an I-9 self-audit during these times to make sure records are in order and that the company is following state and federal immigration laws.

The podcast is hosted by Burr partner Melissa Azallion, from the firm’s Hilton Head office.

15 Sep 2020

Labor & Employment Podcast Series: Episode 4

In Episode 4 of the Labor and Employment Podcast Series, Burr partners Katy Willis and Emily Mack, take a deeper dive into regulations as it relates to the enforcement of face coverings for employers and customers. They discuss designs on masks worn by employees, as well as how dress code policies and potential discrimination can come into play as it relates to this protective wear.

This podcast is hosted by Katy Willis, from the firm’s Mobile, AL office, and Emily Mack, from the firm’s Nashville, TN office.

11 Sep 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 9

In episode 9 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series, Melissa discusses the two types of L visas, the different types of L visa processes, and how employers and employees can be prepared for blanket L adjudications in today’s immigration world.

This podcast is hosted by Burr partner Melissa Azallion, from the firm’s Hilton Head office.

10 Sep 2020

Labor & Employment Podcast Series: Episode 3

In episode 3 of the Labor and Employment Podcast Series, Amy Wilkes and Nina-Maja Bergmar discuss the COVID-19 litigation trends they’ve been seeing, the types of potential lawsuits employers may face, and what employers can do to prepare for and/or avoid litigation.

The podcast is hosted by Burr partner Amy Wilkes from the firm’s Birmingham office, and fellow labor and employment associate Nina-Maja Bergmar from the firm’s Atlanta office.

8 Sep 2020

Women’s Podcast Series: Episode 2 “Managing Stress & Anxiety”

In episode 2 of the Women’s Podcast Series, Burr partner Callie Whatley discusses managing stress and anxiety during the current pandemic. She is joined by Carissa Dore, a licensed psychotherapist and owner of “Every Girl Living”, a company focused on helping women heal, grow, and conquer the challenges they face.

Callie is a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and serves as the firm’s Corporate and Tax Group Vice-Chair.

1 Sep 2020

Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series: Episode 8

Episode 8 of the Take 5 Immigration Podcast Series provides updates on two issues we have discussed before. The first issue is land border crossings between U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico, and the second issue is an update regarding the U.S. Department of State providing clarification on visa entry ban (H, L, and J visas).
The podcast is hosted by Burr partner Melissa Azallion, from the firm’s Hilton Head office.
24 Aug 2020

Labor & Employment Podcast Series: Episode 2

In Episode 2 of the Labor & Employment Podcast Series, Matthew Scully and Carlton Hilson join us to talk about the “New Normal” as it relates to how companies are handling COVID-19 exposure. They discuss the safety protocols, how to deal with positive cases, and how they’re maneuvering through the laws and regulatory statutes.

Matthew Scully and Carlton Hilson are both partners in the firm’s Birmingham office and practice in the Labor & Employment section.

21 Aug 2020

Women’s Podcast Series: Episode 1 “Work Life Balance”

The Women’s Podcast Series will talk about work/life balance, managing stress and anxiety, and career development. Erin Hewitt is kicking off the series with special guest Madeline McGrane, a friend and client of hers, to talk about work/life balance and what that looks like in a remote working environment.

Erin Hewitt is a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office and serves as the practice group leader for the firm’s Real Estate Practice.

20 Aug 2020

Labor & Employment Podcast Series: Episode 1

The Labor & Employment Podcast Series was developed from all the webinars and articles the L&E lawyers at Burr have created over the past few months. In this episode, Bryance Metheny and Jim Gilliam give the listeners some useful information and practical ideas to consider when navigating the challenges that 2020 has created for us all.

Birmingham partner Bryance Metheny is the Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group and office and Jim Gilliam is a partner in the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office.

18 Aug 2020

Retiring the Mississippi State Flag: One Attorney’s Push and Perspective

Join us as we chat with Jackson partner John Lassiter and he tells the story of his involvement in the retirement of Mississippi’s state flag.

Born and raised in Mississippi, John regarded getting Mississippi’s state flag as an impossible task in a State with a history riddled with racial division, fear and deep-seeded politics.

Listen to John talk about the effects the old flag had on the state’s economy and his idea to place NCAA sports at the center of the case for change.