The EEOC says Transgender discrimination is Sex discrimination

denying an employee equal access to a common restroom corresponding to the employee's gender identity is sex discrimination; an employer cannot condition this right on the employee undergoing or providing proof of surgery or any other medical procedure; and, an employer cannot avoid the requirement to provide equal access to a common restroom by restricting a transgender employee to a single-user restroom instead (though the employer can make a single-user restroom available to all employees who might choose to use it).

The National Labor Relations Board

Your employment manuals and severance agreements need to be reviewed by lawyers familiar with NLRB holdings.

Nebraska Workplace Privacy Act Signed Into Law

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 […]

Redesign of Long-Term Care Services

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 […]

Mr. Knudsen a Featured Husker Fan

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 Amedments 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 […]

Most Interns need to be paid.

I'm not saying people can't volunteer for campaigns -- that's the essence of democracy. But when we are talking about people that are basically working for the campaign as a full time job, they probably need to be paid.

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 does not mean that an […]

Exemptions In Nebraska

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 […]