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Kevin McManaman named District Judge

Congratulation to our partner, Kevin McManaman on being named a District Judge in Lancaster County.

Kevin is a Lincoln native and a graduate of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He attended Creighton University School of Law in Omaha where he graduated magna cum laude in 1994, and was a member of the nationally competitive […]

By |September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rodney M Confer joins Knudsen Law as of counsel

Rod Confer joins Knudsen Law.

Knudsen Attorneys Author Two Chapters in the Nebraska Civil Practice & Procedure Manual

Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson, & Endacott is proud to announce its involvement in the recent updating process of the Nebraska Civil Practice & Procedure Manual. Partners Trev Peterson and Jeanelle Lust authored updates to chapters which were included in the 2016 edition of the manual. This update is years in the making and will assist […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trev Peterson to Present at NBI Seminar

Trev Peterson will be one of several presenters to speak during a two day seminar put on by the National Business Institute on September 27-28, 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Peterson will speak on September 28th on farm contracts, leases and agreements. Some of the topics he will cover will include land […]

NO AMENDMENTS TO NEBRASKA EXEMPTIONS THIS YEAR

LB 757 was introduced to increase many of the exemptions available to judgment debtors and debtors in bankruptcy in Nebraska. The legislation failed to pass this year and the proposed amendments would have to be introduced again to be considered.

LB 757 made the following changes to the Nebraska exemption statutes.

• The wild card exemption […]

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 […]