A Win for At-Risk Youth and the Community

Despite the rain, Saturday, January 18, 2020, Tom Loper, a board member of Keep Mobile Beautiful, and about 50 other community members planted almost 200 fruit trees at Strickland Youth Center. With grants and support from Alabama Power, UPS and Keep Mobile Beautiful, the Center now has Mobile’s largest urban orchard and will grow a… Read more…

Downtown Mobile Alliance

We had the privilege of attending the Downtown Mobile Alliance Annual Luncheon Friday at the Battle House’s Moonlight ballroom. Chris Leinberger delivered an outstanding keynote address on the Walkability of Cities. He offered an overview of Mobile’s progress and suggestions for moving forward to capitalize on all the gains downtown has made. Loper Law LLC… Read more…

Mobtown Burger Week

There is still time to Vote! Mobile is hosting @Mobtownburgerweek. Grab your friends, visit local restaurants (see the list of participating places), eat their specialty burger, post, and vote. It’s that easy to support Mobile and Restore Mobile. We love Nixon’s Midtown because they support local runners like Tom with their Nixon Drug Runners on… Read more…

Urban Orchard Initiative

Congratulations to Strickland Youth Center and Keep Mobile Beautiful on their partnership for the Urban Orchard initiative. As a board member for Keep Mobile Beautiful, Tom is excited to be part of this program. We look forward to many years of sustainable food for this local community. Projects like this are a win for everyone:… Read more…

Alabama Adopts an Equal Pay Act

Alabama has approved an equal pay law that will go into effect September 1, 2019. The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay act provides protection to employees in two areas: pay and wage history. The law prohibits discrimination in pay to employees due to sex or race if there is equal skill, effort, education, experience and responsibility and… Read more…

Mobile River Bridge Meetings

If you’re like me and sat in traffic because the Wallace Tunnel was closed this morning, you’ll want to know the latest on the proposed bridge. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will be hosting two open house meetings next week. On Tuesday, May 7th they will have an open house at the Spanish Fort… Read more…

Legislative Watch

Bill 225 was introduced in the Alabama House of Representatives with bi-partisan support on April 2, 2019. The main component of the bill is to guarantee equal pay regardless of gender. We are following it to see if it passes both the House and Senate and is signed by Governor Ivey. For more information, check… Read more…

Department of Labor proposes change to joint employer regulation

On Monday, April 1st the Department of Labor (DOL) published a proposal to revise and clarify the joint employer arrangement. Here is the proposal. This potentially impacts employees and employers of franchisees and contractors. There are four factors for joint employment in the proposal. Upstream company: Exercises hire and fire power. Supervises and controls schedule.… Read more…

Is your Non-Compete Agreement current?

2018 was an active year for courts across the country to rule on non-compete agreements. There has been a sea change from employer to employee focus. Washington, Colorado, New Mexico and others have all had rulings favorable to the employee.  This trend looks to continue. In Alabama in 2016, we had a legislative repeal and… Read more…

Does My Agreement Need to Be in Writing?

You make a deal to sell or provide something to your friend.  It might be something as small as your old push mower or as large as the push mower factory you own.  Whatever it is, you reach some sort of agreement for that transaction.  The law has developed over centuries as to whether you… Read more…


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