Knudsen Law Blog Posts

Laws for Salaried Employees All Employers Should Know

Employers with salaried employees – employees exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws – should take steps to ensure they are complying with federal regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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 […]

Employment Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century

Kevin McManaman recently presented “Employment Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century” at the 2015 State and Federal Employment & Labor Laws Workshop sponsored by the Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This comprehensive seminar focused on many aspects of employer-employee relationships before, during and after employment, with […]

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 […]

The Means Test

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 […]


By Trev Peterson

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an appeal of a Reg. B case from the Eighth Circuit on October 5, 2015.  The case, Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore, 761 F.3d 937 (8th Cir. 2014), involved a Reg. B challenge to spousal guarantees of a […]

Seminar: Human Resource Law From Start to Finish

On October 29, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska, Kevin McManaman and Jeanelle Lust of the Knudsen Law Firm and authors of the Nebraska Human Resources Library will be presenting multiple topics related to employment law at the NBI Seminar titled Human Resource Law from Start to Finish. Mr. McManaman will […]

Seminar: State and Federal Employment and Labor Laws

On Sept. 10, 2015, Kevin McManaman of the Knudsen Law Firm and author of the Nebraska Human Resources Library will be presenting Employment Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century. This comprehensive seminar will cover a gamut of various Nebraska and federal labor laws and regulations. It will also […]

EEOC Declares That Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination

According to new EEOC’s decision under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is inherently sex discrimination. Thus, homosexuals in companies of 15 or more employees are protected against being fired because of their sexual orientation.

The EEOC used three legal theories […]

Employer Retaliates by Painting Mine Worker’s Testicles

In West Virginia, a mine roof bolter sued his employer for retaliation. He claimed his foreman painted his testicles white on two occasions allegedly because the worker complained of excessive exposure to coal dust.

The bolter was working on a continuous miner system. Because the coal dust created on the […]