According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, elder financial abuse and fraud costs older Americans $2.9 billion annually. This abuse ranges from scam emails and phone calls to loved ones pressuring elders into financial transactions they would not otherwise perform….

As you probably know, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act made a wide variety of changes to the Internal Revenue Code, which affect…

On March 28, 2018, Alabama joined the other forty-nine states by enacting a ground-breaking new data breach notification law – one of the most comprehensive in the nation. The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018, which will go into effect…

It’s that time of the year – a time for clearing out the clutter, fresh beginnings and new growth. Most people associate Spring cleaning with home, but the concepts are also quite applicable to businesses. It truly is the ideal…

On March 21, 2018, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey nominated 158 population census tracts (at least one in each of Alabama’s 67 counties) for designation as “qualified opportunity zones” (“opportunity zones”) pursuant to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017…

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that became law in December 2017 includes a tax benefit for certain employers that offer paid family and medical leave to their employees. The tax credit is available for the 2018 and 2019 tax…

Friends and Clients: We wanted to pass along welcome news from the IRS regarding ACA reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 for the 2017 calendar year (to be completed in 2018). As with prior years, the IRS has…

As 2018 quickly approaches, blood pressures might be rising at public companies.  Outside and in-house counsel alike are contemplating what has to be done in order to disclose the CEO pay ratio for the first time – from finalizing the…

The National Labor Relations Board capped off an eventful week on Friday, December 15 by issuing two more opinions overruling existing precedent, this time in the areas of lawful changes in employment matters and the standard for determining appropriate bargaining…

On December 14, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board issued two 3-2 decisions overruling prior opinions that had been the subject of criticism by employers. In each case, the Board members split by party affiliation, reflecting the impact of the…