Labor & Employment E-Note August 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or Gabriell at (205) 458-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Katy is a partner in the firm's Mobile, AL office and may be reached at (251) 345-8213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April Mason Authors Article For QSR Magazine
April Mason authored an article for QSR Magazine, published on July 21, 2021 on QSRmagazine.com, 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 email@example.com.
Immigration Insights: Episode 5
Melissa is a partner in the firm's Hilton Head Island, SC office and may be reached at (843) 785-2171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burr & Forman Attorneys Successfully Defend Nursing Home as Appeals Court Reverses NLRB Decision
Burr & Forman LLP partners Ron Flowers, Matt Scully and Travis Ramey 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Employers Should Plan Now for 2022 Health Care Transparency Rules (Source: BenefitsPro, 2021-08-17)
- Administration Requests 17% Increase in OSHA Funding for 2022 (Source: HR Dive, 2021-07-22)
- OSHA Issues New Guidance to Protect Workers from Coronavirus (Source: EHS Today, 2021-08-13)
- Data Highlights Evolution of EEOC's Federal Discrimination Charges (Source: HR Dive, 2021-08-02)
- Clearer Communications Plans Make for a Safer Workplace (Source: EHS Today, 2021-08-02)