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Alabama’s New Equal Pay Law — A Compliance Resource

Alabama has now joined a growing number of states that have recently enacted pay equity laws. In all, 49 states have an equal pay...

A Hall of Fame $11.8 Billion Win for Alabama

A judgment of $11.8 billion against ExxonMobil on behalf of the State of Alabama recently won the state's attorney firm in that case a...

What Businesses Should Know in Labor and Employment

The workplace is constantly evolving, and it is challenging to keep up with the regulations that impact businesses, both large and small. Balch &...

Family Farm Relief Bill Proposed by Jones, Grassley Signed into Law

Bipartisan legislation to help family farmers avoid bankruptcy has been signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Alabama Opens Euro Economic Development Site

The Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s efforts to attract European companies considering...

Online Dental Work? AL Officials Don’t Smile, Get Sued

Alabama is one of only two states whose dental boards have challenged SmileDirectClub, the fast-growing e-commerce upstart that sells tooth-straightening procedures by way of the internet.

Mine Workers Sue for $933 Million, Claim Defendant and Walter Energy “Under Common Control”

Trustees of the United Mine Workers of America pension plan sued, on August 6, a Bahamian insurance company with alleged ties to bankrupt Walter...

Boot Camp Prepares Incoming First-Year Law Students

It’s a trial by fire, of sorts, for incoming first-year law students. Instead of push-ups and learning the intricacies of making tight hospital corners...

Increased Foreign Investment in Alabama

Pre-deal diligence is necessary for foreign investments in Alabama

A Month’s Worth of Defense Contracts in Alabama

Defense contracts awarded from June 19 to July 19 to Alabama companies and to non-Alabama companies for work to be performed in Alabama.

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