Social media has blurred the line between personal and professional life. What can an employer do to safeguard their business? A proactive approach in which you set rules and educate your employees is best. Here are some basic guidelines: Develop guidelines regarding personal versus work-related accounts. Address specific aspects such as photos, language and the sharing of company [...]
Employers have an obligation to reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities under the ADA. That means that employers generally must allow the use of suitably trained service animals by their employees. But what happens when that animal causes another employee to become ill because of allergies? Can you ban the animal? The ADA requires Employers to [...]
It may seem convenient to pay your business and personal expenses from one account, but the risks in commingling personal and business assets far outweigh the short-term convenience.
LB 105 was introduced to increase many of the exemptions available to judgment debtors and debtors in bankruptcy in Nebraska. In 2016 a similar bill was introduced but the bill failed to pass in 2016 and was reintroduced this year. LB 105 makes the following changes to the Nebraska exemption statutes. The wild card exemption [...]
The other day I was asked, "If Nebraska is an employment at will state, why do my HR people and lawyers insist that I document everything?" Because while it is true that an employer can fire an employee for any reason, those reasons need to be non-discriminatory. In the right circumstances, every employee potentially could be [...]
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.
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Many people increasingly live a part of their lives in the digital world. Many who once banked at a bank, shopped at stores, wrote letters, and flipped through photo albums now access much of their money online, order off websites, email, and store their photos on their phone, the Cloud, and Facebook. This has revolutionized the [...]
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” [...]
The Nebraska Council for Corporations is at it again. Last week I received a letter from the Nebraska Council for Corporations addressed to the registered office of the Nebraska corporation we use as a registered agent for entities formed by Knudsen Berkheimer. The letter and accompanying form appeared in a green envelope with the legend [...]