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New Pressure Ulcer Language, New Litigation Concerns

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) recently made changes to the terminology and system for staging pressure ulcers. The NPUAP, a multidisciplinary group of experts, changed the common term “pressure ulcer” to “pressure injury,” stating the new term is more inclusive and descriptive of both intact and ulcerated skin. Some feel that the change to “injury” [...]

January 5th, 2017|News, Retweetable|

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 owner v. farmer [...]

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 Workplace Privacy Act 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 [...]

April 28th, 2016|News, Retweetable|

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 be insured, obtaining easements by necessity, [...]

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're fired from your job. However, an attorney may be able to help you in the following circumstances: Were you fired because of discrimination based [...]

Jeanelle Lust and Kevin McManaman Set to Present at Human Resources Seminar

Jeanelle Lust and Kevin McManaman are part of the faculty set to present “Human Resource Law from Start to Finish” at a National Business Institute seminar in Omaha on October 29, 2015. Ms. Lust will discuss current developments in workplace behavior and privacy which will cover employee surveillance, searching employees’ desks, smartphones and vehicles, monitoring [...]

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 Parkinson, however, is making an effort [...]

September 24th, 2015|News, Retweetable, Uncategorized|

Overtime Wages 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 is paid and 3) the type of [...]

September 16th, 2015|News, Retweetable|

LB 72 Signed into Law

The Nebraska State Legislature passed Legislative Bill 72 on May 7, 2015 and Governor Pete Ricketts signed it into law on May 13, 2015. LB 72 was introduced for the State to be reimbursed for Medicaid benefits paid to an individual. This blog previously discussed some of the problems with LB 72 as originally introduced. For instance, [...]

May 15th, 2015|News, Retweetable|

US Supreme Court: Medical Providers Do Not have Recourse Against States Over Low Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that private health care providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue to compel a state to adjust its Medicaid payments to rising medical costs. In a 4-5 decision, the Court ruled against a group of providers who sought to compel Idaho to increase its reimbursement rates, reversing [...]

April 3rd, 2015|News, Retweetable|