The Nebraska Legislature recently passed the Workplace Privacy Act (WPA), which goes into effect on July 19, 2016. Here is what employers need to know:
The WPA prohibits employers from requiring access to employees’ personal internet accounts and from taking adverse action against any employee or job applicant for refusing to grant an employer such […]
Despite 8th Circuit Ruling, Employers Should Tread Lightly Before Denying Employment to Obese Applicants
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held an obese man was not wrongfully denied employment after failing to meet the employer’s physical requirements. The court stated it was not disability discrimination to refuse to employ the man in a safety-sensitive position due to concerns that a physical characteristic (obesity) may lead to physical […]
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care (MLTC) is working to redesign and improve the delivery of long-term services and supports. The redesign is needed due to an aging population, increased costs for medical care and state budget concerns.
The redesign will focus on six areas:
Improving the quality […]
At the age of 91, Mr. Richard Knudsen is an active and loyal Husker fan. So much so, he’s the featured fan in this article:
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO NEBRASKA EXEMPTION STATUTES
By: Trev E. Peterson
LB 757 was introduced to increase many of the exemptions available to judgment debtors and debtors in bankruptcy in Nebraska. The legislation, which is currently on the general file makes the following changes to the Nebraska exemption statutes.
The wild card exemption is increased from […]
Unlike Cam Newton, it might not be a good idea for you to dive at that football. Employees are eligible for FMLA leave when they have a “serious health condition” that makes the employee unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of the employee’s job. That does not mean that an […]
By: Trev E. Peterson
Congress requires that I disclose that our firm is a “debt relief agency” under the Bankruptcy Code. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. As with all articles on this website, the contents of this article are not intended as legal advice for any specific […]