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alabama construction law

Welcome to the Alabama Construction Law website. This website is designed to provide general information about construction law in the State of Alabama. The site has been designed for use by general contractors, subcontractors, homeowners and consumers. In addition to information about construction law, this site also contains links to various other construction industry related websites. Please browse the site to learn more about Alabama construction law and various other issues related to the construction industry. This site is maintained by the law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, L.L.C. located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Handy Legal Documents for Contractor’s Tool Belt
COVID-19
Update on the new IRS and DOL guidance and regulations regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), plus resources relating to the Coronavirus, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) — Read More
Questions?
For questions, please contact Larry S. Logsdon
Recent Alabama Cases
  • Construction Services Group, LLC v. MS Electric, LLC, No. 2171099, 2019 WL 2710115 at *1 (Ala. Civ. App. June 28, 2019)
  • Peach State Roofing, Inc. v. Kirlin Builders, LLC, No. 1:15cv526-CSC (M.D. Ala. Feb. 5, 2020)
  • Baker v. Rabren General Contractors, Inc., No. 3:19-cv-00572-RAH (M.D. Ala. May 5, 2020)
  • Rolin Construction, Inc. v. Wind Clan Construction Co., Inc., No. CA 18-0032-MU (S.D. Ala. April 24, 2020)
For more details on these cases, read the May 2020 issue of our
Employment Law Updates
New IRS and DOL guidance/regulations regarding Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
April 1, 2020
Update on the new IRS and DOL guidance and regulations regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), plus resources relating to the Coronavirus, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
March 18, 2020
In response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), both houses of Congress have passed a law known as H.R. 6201 or "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" (FFCRA) that has provisions significantly affecting employers in the United States. Here are the main things employers need to know and prepare for.
New I-9 Form
February 19, 2020
Form I-9 is the form employers must use to verify employment eligibility of employees. A new version of the I-9 form was published on January 31, 2020, which can be used immediately, and must be used after April 30, 2020.
Change to Salary Requirement for Overtime Exemption - Beginning January 1, 2020
November 27, 2019
The United States Department of Labor has issued its final regulations significantly changing the rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which govern overtime pay and exemptions from overtime-pay requirements.
New Alabama Equal-Pay Law
August 16, 2019
The new Alabama equal-pay law becomes effective September 1, 2019, and it is broader than just requiring nondiscriminatory pay.