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Jul 27

Marine & Energy News Alert: Coast Guard Issues New Guidance on Identifying and...

On Friday, July 24, 2015, the United States Coast Guard published a Navigation and Vessel Circular...
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Jul 24

Marine & Energy News Alert: Fifth Circuit Denies Jones Act Seaman Status to...

Today, July 24, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a New...
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Jul 17

eLABORate: DOL Says Most Workers are Employees

The Department of Labor has just issued a new Administrator’s Interpretation to clarify its...
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Jul 14

Phelps Dunbar Attorney Named American Bar Foundation Fellow

James W. Shelson, a partner in Phelps Dunbar’s Jackson, Mississippi office, has been elected a...
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Jul 08

Business Immigration Zone (BIZ): It's Easier Being Green

There is good news for employers who hope to obtain employment-based visas for certain job...
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Jul 07

Former Southern Law Center Chancellor Returns To Phelps Dunbar Litigation Group

Former Southern University Law Center Chancellor and retired judge Freddie Pitcher, Jr., has...
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Jul 01

eLABORate: DOL Proposes Doubling the Salary Level to Qualify Employees as...

The Department of Labor has just announced a proposed rule that would increase by more than two...
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Jun 26

Florida Trend Legal Elite 2015 Features 6 Tampa Lawyers

Phelps Dunbar Tampa partners A. Brian Albritton, Bret M. Feldman, Dennis M. McClelland, John D...
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Jun 26

IP and Tech Law Alert: Florida's Broader Anti-SLAPP Law Effective July 1, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Florida will have broader prohibitions against SLAPP suits, or “strategic...
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Jun 26

eLABORate: Department of Labor Targets Offshore Energy Staffing Firms for...

Employers engaged in the offshore energy industry should take caution. The U.S. Department of Labor...
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Jun 24

Phelps Dunbar Grows Tampa Business Practice with Addition of Elise Batsel

S. Elise Batsel has joined Phelps Dunbar’s Tampa, Florida office as counsel in the firm’s business...
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Jun 17

Federal Court Sides With Phelps Client in Auto Insurance Suit

A federal court in Louisiana recently found in favor of Phelps Dunbar client Nova Casualty Company...
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Jun 17

Insurance Law Report: June 2015

Insurance Law Report focuses on developments in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky...
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Jun 11

Florida Super Lawyers Recognizes 20 Attorneys From Phelps Dunbar

Florida Super Lawyers magazine has named 20 attorneys from Phelps Dunbar’s Tampa office to its 2015...
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Jun 08

eLABORate: Fifth Circuit Reaffirms the Use Of, But Limits, Private Unsupervised...

In 2012, the Fifth Circuit decided Martin v Spring Break ’83, LLC, 688 F.3d 247 (5th Cir. 2012)...
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Jun 03

eLABORate: Ignorance Is Not Bliss: Actual Knowledge of Need for Religious...

In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., No. 14-86 (June 1, 2015), the United States Supreme...
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Jun 02

June 2015 Monthly RAC Report: Chief ALJ Makes Statement to Senate Finance...

On April 28, 2015, Nancy J. Griswold, the Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Office of Medicare...
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In today's environment, employers must deal with a number of workplace challenges that can affect the company's productivity and threaten the bottom line. Phelps Dunbar's labor and employment attorneys provide sophisticated experience and strategic advice that enables our clients to maximize employee relationships, minimize risk and navigate the often highly complicated and regulated workplace environment to achieve business objectives.