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Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration

Trademark law allows businesses to protect their brand from competitors. One step you can take is to register your company’s name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A registrable “mark” is a name or logo used to identify your goods or services.

By |January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration

Jeanelle Lust to Speak at Seminar

Attorney Jeanelle Lust of this firm will speak at a Workers' Compensation and Employment Law Seminar on October 27, 2016.  The seminar will be held at the Lincoln Country Club, 3200 S. 24th St., Lincoln, NE, 68502, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. UNICO Group and Madonna Fit for Work will also make presentations.  If [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Jeanelle Lust to Speak at Seminar

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|Comments Off on Kevin McManaman named District Judge

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 [...]

By |April 28th, 2016|News, Retweetable|Comments Off on Nebraska Workplace Privacy Act Signed Into Law

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 disability [...]

By |April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Despite 8th Circuit Ruling, Employers Should Tread Lightly Before Denying Employment to Obese Applicants

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: http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=210812214  

By |March 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mr. Knudsen a Featured Husker Fan

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 year, the DOL proposed to [...]

By |November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Overtime Rules Delayed Until Late 2016

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 explanations of key responsibilities, forms, reports, [...]

By |September 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Employment Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century