November 19, 2019

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Alabama Governor Signs Law Voiding Birmingham Minimum Wage Ordinance

Employers with operations in Birmingham, Alabama, may breathe more easily now. Governor Robert Bentley has signed into law a prohibition against individual municipalities in the state from enacting their own minimum wage laws. The Alabama Senate passed the measure and the Governor signed the bill on February 25, 2016.

The city’s legal department has acknowledged that the ordinance passed by the Birmingham City Council on February 24, 2016, to eventually raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for all employers within the city’s limits, which the Council voted to implement immediately, no longer has any legal effect. (For more information on the voided ordinance, see our article, Birmingham, Alabama, City Council Attempts to Implement Immediate Minimum Wage Increase for All Employers.)

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David T Willey, Management, Labor, EEO, Workers Compensation, Jackson Lewis Law Firm
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David T. Wiley is a Principal in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Wiley concentrates his practice in training, advising and representing management in labor, EEO, workers’ compensation and other employment matters.

He is a regular speaker at employment law and human resources seminars and conferences, including the Alabama State Bar Labor and Employment Law Section’s annual conference.

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Thomas A. Davis, Jackson Lewis, Principal. human resource strategies lawyer, Labor Litigation Attorney
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Tom Davis is a Principal and Litigation Manager in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He managed the Birmingham office from the opening in 2007 to 2013.

Mr. Davis is responsible for all aspects of legal practice related to the workplace, including providing advice on internal human resource strategies. He also manages all aspects of office administration, as well as a team of lawyers and paralegals working on employment litigation, including multi-plaintiff, collective actions and class action litigation, throughout the country. A significant part of Mr. Davis’ work includes the defense of multi-plaintiff cases throughout the Southeast. Mr. Davis also manages the administrative charges outsourced by a Fortune 30 Company across the country. In addition, he regularly trains and provides general advice on a variety of legal issues related to preventing and managing employment claims. This includes providing strategic advice on complex matters and insight on how to address and establish internal systems to effectively respond to claims with a goal to avoiding litigation and any internal business disruption.

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