October 14

Ben Thompson quoted in the Midlands Business Journal regarding business formation issues

Attorney Ben Thompson was quoted in an article in the October 11, 2013 issue of the Midlands Business Journal regarding the importance of anticipating the type and applicability of government regulation of a new business.  ”Regulations cost businesses money, so the business plan needs to anticipate the cost of complying with federal, state and local.

August 7

US Supreme Court clarifies definition of supervisor for purposes of employment discrimination claims

On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the definition of “supervisor” for purposes of Title VII employment claims. Reviewing a case in which a former employee sued her employer with claims of hostile work environment and retaliation pursuant to Title VII, the Court settled the question of how “supervisor” is defined in these.

August 7

US Supreme Court increases burden of proof for Title VII retaliation claims

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that Title VII retaliation claims must be proven by a “but for” standard of causation, as opposed to a “motivating factor” standard.  “Based on… textual and structural indications, the Court now concludes as follows: Title VII retaliation claims must be proved according to traditional principles of.

August 2

ADA and sex discrimination case settled

Thompson Law Office recently settled a disability discrimination in employment case against Cass County, Nebraska. The Firm represented a former employee who alleged a claim under the the Americans With Disabilities Act and sex-based discrimination. Cass County agreed to pay $55,000.00 in a non-confidential settlement agreement. Although the client also raised claims against Cass County.

July 8

RELEASE: Omaha law firm opens office in Chadron

Omaha law firm opens office in Chadron Dawes County branch addresses rural need for legal services Chadron, NE (July 8, 2013) — West Omaha-based Thompson Law Office is expanding its geographic reach with the opening of an additional office in Chadron. The office will allow the firm to better serve clients with legal issues in.

October 16

Attorney Gene Eckel Receives AV Peer Review Rating

Thompson Law Office is pleased to announce that Gene M. Eckel, an attorney with the firm, has received Martindale-Hubbell®’s AV Peer Review Rating.  This rating is bestowed on distinguished attorneys after an extensive and confidential peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary.  ”The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings are a complimentary service to the bar.

October 12

Happy Anniversary BAPCPA!

There are very few anniversaries that I remember as vividly as the effective date of the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005. October 16, 2012 will mark 7 years since bankruptcy law changed. It was supposed to lead to a drastic reformation of the bankruptcy laws. The 30 days before the law changed is what I.

August 21

Attorney Nick Halbur to speak on business succession planning

Building or sustaining a business over the course of a career creates significant value that will necessarily be tested in times of transition or crisis. Whether a business will be taken over by key employees or family members those individuals will need a plan for succession and the tools that make that transition a success..

June 7

Omaha small businesses #1 fastest growing nationwide

Courtesy of Thumbtack.com: Omaha small businesses are nation’s #1 fastest-growing, most optimistic Male entrepreneurs supported better than female entrepreneurs “The local government supports small businesses with ease of information, yet I see no state-sponsored programs for networking.  It would also help to have more incentives for small businesses.” – General contractor, Omaha San Francisco, CA,.