Ask Wallace Jordan: Construction Contracts—Payment and Non-Payment

By Clark R. Hammond A clear, comprehensive, and unambiguous contract is vitally important for contractors and subcontractors engaged in the business of construction to negotiate and execute.   There is a lot on the line in large, expensive (and lucrative) projects. Schedules for completion of work, payment, licensing requirements, conditions related to potential delays, remedies […]

You Can’t Own an Idea: An Intellectual Property Primer

By William B. Stewart, Sally S. Reilly and Laura M. Jackman Imagine this: You are walking down the street one day when a fit of genius comes to you. What if I create a 7-inch-long stick with a row of bristles attached to it that people can use to clean their teeth and freshen their […]

Overview of State and Local Government Powers During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Phillip Corley, April Danielson, and Gabe Tucker authored this article that appeared in The Alabama Lawyer regarding the complicated issues surrounding orders and restrictions from local Alabama municipalities and the State of Alabama during the COVID-19 pandemic. July 2020 Overview of State and Local Gov’t during Pandemic

Overview of Drainage Law in Alabama and How the Law Impacts Municipalities

Wallace Jordan attorneys, Phillip Corley and April Danielson, authored a recent article entitled “Overview of Drainage Law in Alabama and How the Law Impacts Municipalities” published in the Fall 2020 edition of The Alabama Municipal Journal, which provides information to Alabama municipalities related to drainage issues on private property. To read the full article, please […]

Employment Law Update Regarding Supreme Court Title VII Ruling

Click here for an update on a Supreme Court ruling regarding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Employment Law Updates concerning COVID-19

Click here to read important updates regarding the employment provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, DOL guidance, OSHA guidance, CDC guidance, and IRS guidance (updated April 15, 2020).

Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Loan Forgiveness under the CARES Act

Click here for important information regarding loans and forgiveness of loans for businesses, charities, churches, and faith-based organizations under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Governor Bentley signed Ala. Act No. 2012-491

On May 18, 2012, Governor Bentley signed Ala. Act No. 2012-491, which is an amendment to the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, also known as Alabama’s immigration law. There were no changes to the primary employment-related provision – Section 15 – so all employers are still required to be enrolled in E-Verify and to run […]

Governor Bentley signed the “Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act

On June 9, 2011, Governor Bentley signed the “Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act”.  Click here to read important information for Alabama employers.