Knudsen Law Blog Posts

My employee on FMLA leave just posted Facebook photos of herself at the Superbowl. Fired right?

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 […]

Exemptions In Nebraska

EXEMPTIONS
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 […]

EEOC Consent Decree re Transgender Discrimination

Recently the EEOC and Deluxe Financial Services (of duplicate check fame) entered into a consent decree is in regards to transgender / gender identity discrimination.  The decree requires a financial settlement and extensive compliance with non-discrimination policies involving transgendered employees.

While it is true that discrimination based on sexual orientation […]

NLRB Ruling Expands Joint Employment Relationships

The National Relations Labor Board (NLRB) recently issued a ruling expanding the “joint employment” concept, making it more likely that entities using third-party employees, such as staffing agency employees and potentially even franchisees, are considered employers of those employees. Although the decision does not apply to franchisors, it appears […]

Inspection – Schm-ection–OSHA and Site Unseen Worksites

OSHA recently issued a press release touting the decision of an administrative law judge to not dismiss a demand by OSHA for enterprise-wide abatement.  https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=29334

OSHA calls the order “significant and precedent-setting. This is the first decision by an OSHA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) expressly finding that the U.S. Occupational […]

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Cases by Trev Peterson

CHAPTER 13 BANKRUTPCY CASES
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 […]

CHAPTER 7 BANKRUTPCY CASES

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 […]

New Overtime Rules Delayed Until Late 2016

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced that the proposed changes to the overtime white-collar exemption regulation will likely issue in late 2016. This gives employers more time to prepare for the change and ensure compliance with the new rule, which will likely not take effect until 2017.

Earlier this […]

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 […]

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 […]