Trev Peterson Set to Make Presentation

Trev Peterson is part of the faculty set to present “Curing the Top Commercial Real Estate Title Defects” at a National Business Institute seminar in Omaha on December 11, 2015. Mr. Peterson will discuss resolving commercial property easement, encroachment and setback issues including what easement matters can and cannot be insured, obtaining easements by […]

I’ve been fired. Can an attorney help me?

Nebraska is an employment at will state. Generally an employer can fire you for any reason and the employee can’t do anything about it. Usually an attorney can’t help you when you lose your job. However, an attorney maybe able to help you in the following circumstances:
1) Were you fired because of discrimination based on […]

Jeanelle Lust and Kevin McManaman Set to Present at Human Resources Seminar

Jeanelle Lust and Kevin McManaman are part of the faculty set to present “Human Resource Law from Start to Finish” at a National Business Institute seminar in Omaha on October 29, 2015. Ms. Lust will discuss current developments in workplace behavior and privacy which will cover employee surveillance, searching employees’ desks, smartphones and vehicles, […]

AHCA/NCAL President-CEO Speaks Out Against CMS’s Sweeping Regulation Changes

In July CMS released a 403 page proposal that would make sweeping changes to nursing home regulations in hopes of slashing the number of unnecessary hospital readmissions and infections, increase quality of care and improve resident safety. The President and CEO of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), Mark Parkinson, however, is making an […]

Overtime Wage Claims

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay overtime wages to employees, who are eligible for such wages. Not all employees are entitled to overtime pay because the FLSA provides exemptions. Whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt usually depends on 1) how much the employee is paid, 2) how the employee is paid and 3) the type […]

LB 72 Signed into Law

The Nebraska State Legislature passed Legislative Bill 72 on May 7, 2015 and Governor Pete Ricketts signed it into law on May 13, 2015. LB 72 was introduced for the State to be reimbursed for Medicaid benefits paid to an individual. This blog previously discussed some of the problems with LB 72 as originally introduced. For […]

US Supreme Court: Medical Providers Do Not have Recourse Against States Over Low Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that private health care providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue to compel a state to adjust its Medicaid payments to rising medical costs.
In a 4-5 decision, the Court ruled against a group of providers who sought to compel Idaho […]

Five Star Quality Changes Starting in 2015

January 2015 ushers in changes to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Five Star Quality Rating System with the focus being on staffing practices in long-term and post-acute care facilities. These changes have been brought about by recent reports stating that the 55% of nursing homes with a 4 or 5 star […]

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Knudsen Law Firm receives favorable Nebraska Supreme Court ruling for its client

Attorneys of Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP successfully defended Bellevue Public Schools in a whistle-blower wrongful termination claim brought by a former employee. Further details about the case can be found in the Omaha World-Herald article and the decision.


Post Shift Security Screenings Not Compensable

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the time spent waiting to undergo end of shift security screenings are not compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA an activity is compensable if the activity is integral and indispensable to the principal activities that the employee is hired to perform.  The Court stated that for the […]