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Mary Ann Couch helps her clients avoid and solve problems in a variety of matters—from financial services and business litigation to employment disputes and ERISA litigation. Mary Ann is licensed in both Alabama and Florida, and has litigated cases in trial and appellate courts across the Southeast. She represents clients in a number of industries, including manufacturing, natural resources, health care, employee benefits, and financial services. View articles by Mary Ann

Let’s Talk About Pay: New Requirements for Federal ContractorsFederal contractors—recheck your compliance because there is a regulation (effective January 11, 2016) implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13665—Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information. The Executive Order prohibits covered federal contractors from discriminating against or discharging employees for discussing their compensation.

You should read the executive summary and text of the final rule, but