April 4

Sexual Orientation and Gender Discrimination Bill Up for Consideration by Unicameral

The Nebrsaka Judicary Committe voted in favor of adding sexual orientation and gender discrimination to Nebraska’s bases for prohibited discrimination in employment. One of Nebraska’s gubernatorial candidates is not pleased. “Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy pledged Monday to filibuster the bill. He had filed several amendments to LB 485, including one to kill the bill, prior.

April 1

Attorney Ben Thompson wins appeal of real estate case at Nebraska Court of Appeals

Thompson Law Office is pleased to announce that attorney Ben Thompson and the Omaha legal team won a successful appeal of a real estate case involving the Nebraska Condominium Act. The Nebraska Court of Appeals issued a published decision today reversing and remanding the case to the trial court in Douglas County for further proceedings.  The opinion can.

April 1

Avoiding discriminatory questions by small businesses in job interviews

Small business owners looking to hire new employees in Nebraska can easily get tripped up by local, state and federal laws regulating employment practices.  Generally, once employers have 15 or more employees, employment discrimination becomes an issue for small businesses. The laws regulating employment practices apply to the entire employment cycle, beginning with hiring.  Interviewing.

March 27

How Important is That Confidentiality Clause in a Settlement Agreement?

More and more employees with claims against their employers in Nebraska may find themselves eventually agreeing to a confidentiality clause.  For the fiscal year ending July 2013, the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (“NEOC”) received 1,366 contacts by persons who wanted to discuss filing a charge of discrimination or getting technical assistance.  The NEOC accepted 882.

March 20

EEOC Challenges Terms of Employer’s Release in Proposed Severance Agreement

Many employers offer severance to terminated employees, provided the employee signs a severance agreement or release. By doing so, the employer hopes to obtain closure and avoid litigation by the employee against the company. Unfortunately, some recent enforcement proceedings by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are resulting in exactly the opposite: litigation over the terms.

March 17

When does a tree house pose a liability?

Owning a home in Nebraska brings the property rights that merely renting a home does not.  But those property rights in most communities are restricted to a degree by the ordinances of the city or county or the covenants that may have been recorded by a homeowner association. The news reported on a homeowner in.

January 20

Who has to Fix the Fence?

Recent high winds may lead to downed fence pieces and leave residents wondering about the responsibility for fencing repairs. In Nebraska, adjoining landowners are equally responsible for the construction and maintenance of the division fence between the landowners. They can each be responsible to construct and maintain an equitable portion of the fence line or.

December 27

5 ways to divorce-proof your bedroom – LivewellNebraska.com

With New Year’s right around the corner, the time is right to self-assess and make some resolutions to improve your marriage.  If your spouse is keeping you up at night, consider the ideas in the article below to ensure you both get a good night’s rest.  If you feel like your relationship with your spouse.

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