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An Update on the American Rescue Plan Act

By Jennifer Shorb Hagerman The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) includes several key provisions that impact employers.  The following is a summary of those provisions, though the changes to the implementation of FFCRA-like paid leave for COVID-19 related reasons are discussed in a separate articleRead more

CARES Act Updates

BPJ has put together summaries of recent Federal guidance on the CARES and FFCRA Acts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our newsletter page for articles. CARES Act Updates Newsletter The attorneys of Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC are available to assist you in the interpretationRead more

Coronavirus Update: Federal CARES Act

After a tense week of difficult negotiations, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act is the third piece of federal legislation aimed at addressing the economic issuesRead more

2021 Legal Conference Includes BPJ Attorney

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-Memphis) hosts the 2021 Legal Day Conference on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. BPJ attorney Lisa Krupicka presents a session that HR professionals want to know about, "Upcoming HR Worries—New Policies in the Biden Administration." If you'd like to learn more or register forRead more

BPJ Attorneys Participate in The CROWN Act CLE

The Memphis Bar Association (MBA), National Bar Association (NBA) and Association of Women Attorneys (AWA) recently hosted a webinar on the CROWN Act. Lani Lester, Associate Attorney at Burch, Porter & Johnson moderated the discussion, which included Keynote Speaker State Senator Raumesh Akbari. The CROWN Act (Creating aRead more

A Milestone Anniversary for a Landmark Case

March 2, 2021 is the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case in which BPJ attorney Charles F. Newman represented the opponents to the construction of an Interstate expressway through Overton Park and Midtown Memphis. To mark the occasion, the Memphis Bar Association held a WebinarRead more

January 2021 Labor & Employment News

The New Year brings new updates, as well as new issues for employers to be aware of. This month's labor and employment news covers CARES Act updates, what you need to know about requiring employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and free speech in the workplace. JanuaryRead more