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Deadline to repay PPP loans extended to May 18

Published May 14, 2020

If your business has received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan but you have concerns about business-uncertainty certifications required by the application, the deadline for repaying the loan has been moved from May 14 to Monday, May 18, 2020.

Determining your own medical decisions in uncertain times

Published May 06, 2020

One of the most important documents you can have is an advance directive for healthcare (ADHC), which allows you to direct your medical care and decision making.

Personal planning in these uncertain times

Published April 09, 2020

Consider preparing or changing your will and other estate-planning documents when you encoutner a major life event:  birth, death, marriage, divorce, moving to a new home or state, etc.

Alabama Emily’s Law became effective on June 1, 2018

Published March 09, 2018

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Emily’s Law that provides a way to humanely euthanize a dangerous dog that has killed or seriously injured someone.

David Canupp talks about waking up from nightmare of implementing new overtime rules

Published November 30, 2016

On November 22, a U.S. District Court in Texas enjoined rules set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  But On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal in this case.

ADA lawsuit abuse may soon end

Published July 15, 2016

On July 7, 2016, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a bill to the floor of the House to address ADA lawsuit abuse.  If passed by both the House and Senate and signed by the President, the bill will become known as the ADA Education and Reform Act.

Update 5 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature’s current session

Published June 10, 2016

Common-law marriage ends on January 1, 2017.  Changes made to Alabama Competitive Bid Law. Alabama children can enter first grade at a younger age.

Update 4 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature’s current session

Published May 31, 2016

This is the fourth is a series of updates about the legislatures most recent session.

Update 2 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature's current session

Published April 21, 2016

The legislature has passed new laws about hearing aids, seeds, tax assessments, ethics, foster care, distilleries, wineries, service dogs, credit unions, education, unborn infants, vulnerable individuals, and state parks.

Update 1 on the 2016 Alabama Legislature’s current session

Published April 13, 2016

So far this year, the current legislative session has renewed quite a number of governmental agencies.  But other substantive acts have also been passed.

Legislature stops Birmingham minimum-wage law

Published March 11, 2016

New law prevents any city or county government from raising the minimum wage above that set by the federal government.

Gurley wins another round in the quarry case

Published November 19, 2015

Firm’s client prevails in federal case after winning twice before Alabama Supreme Court.

See television interview with Woody Sanderson about the case.

Two provisions of the Affordable Care Act now in effect

Published October 05, 2015

These provisions apply to applicable large employers (ALEs)—employers with 50 or more full-time employees.

Alabama Department of Education issues rules about charter schools

Published September 17, 2015

The new rules became effective September 17, 2015.

Final rule issued about pay transparency for federal government contractors

Published September 15, 2015

The new rule is likely to affect 22% of America's workforce, beginning on January 1, 2015.

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