Monthly Archives: September 2011

Judge Blackburn rules on Alabama’s immigration law: Part 2

Judge Blackburn entered Orders and Memorandum Opinions in 3 different cases:  USA v. State of Alabama (2 page Order, 115 page Memorandum Opinion), Rt. Rev. Henry Parsley, Jr. v. Robert Bentley (1 page Order 13 page Memorandum Opinion) and Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama v. Robert Bentley (2 page Order and 106 page Memorandum Opinion).  TheseRead More

Judge Blackburn rules on Alabama’s immigration law: Part 1

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Blackburn issued a 115 page order today addressing Alabama’s Immigration Law.  The Order upholds most of the Immigration Law, including the E-Verify portions of the law.  Her order prohibits the State from: 1.  Making it illegal for an unauthorized alien to seek work as an employee or independent contractor. 2.  Arresting and charging peopleRead More

End of fiscal year approaching: EEOC busy filing cases

As we approach the end of the 2011 Fiscal Year, September 30, the EEOC is once again busy filing suits around the country.  This year, the focus appears to be on the ADA, with over 20 suits being filed over the last 2 months.  These suits include claims involving the following disabilities:  Cerebral Palsy (McDonald’s),Read More

Alabama’s new immigration law

At the time this article is being written, Judge Blackburn entered a number of Orders granting preliminary injunc­tions prohibiting the enforcement of several provisions of House Bill 56, the Alabama Immigration Law. On appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals enjoined two additional sections of the law. The following sections have been stayed by JudgeRead More

Personal thoughts for a long Labor Day weekend

As we get to the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, I want to thank all my readers for following my blog. has been nominated as one of the top employment related blogs in the country.  In a shameful act of self promotion, I would like to ask you to vote for my blog. Read More