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Topics in Workers’ Compensation: The 300 Week Cap When A Body-As-A-Whole Injury Is Involved

THE 300 WEEK CAP WHEN A BODY-AS-A-WHOLE INJURY IS INVOLVED By: Shirley Williams In Nebraska Workers’ Compensation claims, an injured worker is entitled to weekly payments equal to 66 2/3% of their average weekly wage (referred to as “temporary indemnity payments”). After an injured worker reaches "maximum medical improvement," they are entitled to a specific [...]

August 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Title VII Protections Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against an individual based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The Court decided that such discrimination constituted a violation of Title VII. Title VII provides protections against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. [...]

June 17th, 2020|News|

FAVORABLE RULING IN SOCIAL SECURITY GARNISHMENT CASE

By: Trev E. Peterson Nebraska holds that Social Security funds that are comingled in a bank account are exempt from garnishment, if the account owner can prove that the funds deposited in the account were exempt funds. Schaefer Shapiro, LLP v. Ball, 305 Neb. 669, ___ N.W.2d ___ (2020) involved an appeal of a garnishment [...]

May 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Safe Estate Planning in a Pandemic

Knudsen law is prioritizing safe estate planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has upended our world and  how we think about planning for the future. Many understandably feel great uncertainty about estate planning during this time. The increased urgency to have a secure plan conflicts with concerns of in-person meetings and even leaving the [...]

April 28th, 2020|News|

TAX DEEDS – OWNER BEWARE

By: Trev E. Peterson           What happens when you do not pay your real estate taxes? Nebraska law provides two methods to collect unpaid real estate taxes. The county can sell tax sale certificates that allow the holder of the certificate to either foreclose the county’s lien for the unpaid real estate taxes or allow [...]

April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

CHANGES TO THE BANKRUPTCY CODE UNDER CARES – PART II — CHANGES APPLICABLE TO SMALL CHAPTER 11 CASES

By: Trev E. Peterson           Congress adopted a series of changes to the Bankruptcy Code in connection with the current pandemic under the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). This article focuses on changes made by the CARES Act applicable to cases involving the new Subchapter V to Chapter 11. Generally Subchapter [...]

April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|