Labor & Employment E-Note August 2021

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Emily Mack Discusses Employer Vaccination Policies in SHRM

Emily Mack was quoted in an August 2, 2021 article published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) discussing employer vaccination policies. As employers face renewed challenges for managing safe operations as the Delta variant of COVID-19 spreads, Mack shared considerations for employees who choose not to get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons and request an exemption or accommodation from a mandatory vaccine policy. Emily is a partner in the firm's Nashville, TN office and may be reached at (615) 724-3204 or

ADA Title III Website Accessibility Lawsuits On The Rise

The number of Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") Title III lawsuits filed against businesses nationwide continues to increase. In 2020 alone, approximately 11,000 ADA Title III lawsuits were filed in federal courts.

This article was authored by Birmingham-based attorneys Carlton Hilson and Gabriell Jeffreys. Contact Carlton at (205) 458-5195 or or Gabriell at (205) 458-5122 or

Burr Webinar - Succession Planning with an Aging Workforce

On Friday, August 27, 2021, Burr & Forman attorneys Stephen Price and Katy Willis will present a webinar titled, "Succession Planning with an Aging Workforce." Registration for this event is available online here.

Stephen is a partner in the firm's Nashville, TN office and may be reach at (615) 724-3223 or Katy is a partner in the firm's Mobile, AL office and may be reached at (251) 345-8213 or

April Mason Authors Article For QSR Magazine

April Mason authored an article for QSR Magazine, published on July 21, 2021 on, discussing franchising opportunities and challenges in the food service industry as we look forward to a post-pandemic world. April is located in Birmingham, Alabama and may be reached at (205) 458-5459 or

Immigration Insights: Episode 5

In Episode Five, host Melissa Azallion Kenny discusses travel considerations particularly for international employees who may need to return to the United States to resume their jobs.

Melissa is a partner in the firm's Hilton Head Island, SC office and may be reached at (843) 785-2171 or

Firm News

Burr & Forman Attorneys Successfully Defend Nursing Home as Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Decision

Burr & Forman LLP partners Ron Flowers, and Matt Scully successfully represented Ridgewood Health Care Center, Inc. (Ridgewood) before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which ruled there was no evidence of discrimination against union workers in the provider's hiring practices after a change of ownership in 2008. The court's three-judge panel unanimously sided with Ridgewood and rejected a previous ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. For more details on the case, click here.

Columbia Office Grows with Addition of John F. Wall, IV

John F. Wall, IV joins Burr & Forman's Columbia, South Carolina office as Counsel in its Government Relations practice group. John joins the firm from the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance, where he served as the General Counsel and Vice President of Government Relations. His practice will focus on governmental and economic development matters. John may be reached at (803) 753-3206 or

Jacksonville Office Grows with Addition of Jason Gabriel

Jason R. Gabriel joins Burr & Forman as a partner in the firm's Jacksonville, Florida office. Gabriel joins the firm's Real Estate practice group after 11 years at the City of Jacksonville, serving as General Counsel to the entire consolidated City government for the past 7 years. Jason may be reached at (904) 232-7211 or


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