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BLOG: Hold Your Horses: Federal Court Halts Enactment of The New FLSA Overtime Rules

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 12:07 PM by Ryan Carson
In May, we issued a blog discussing sweeping changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime requirements.  Click here to read our previous post. As a recap, soon to be former President Obama instructed the Department of ...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment, Workers’ Compensation

BLOG: Bring Your Guns to Work—or Not? Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 6:42 AM by Nicholas Norton
In Part one of this article, I set forth the basic provisions related to the intersection of individual concealed carry rights and the ability of employers to regulate their workplace. To recap, holders of a concealed carry permit are entitled to car...Read More
Posted in: Business, Criminal, Employment, Workers’ Compensation

BLOG: Nebraska Landlord Tenant Act: Termination of Rental Agreement Update

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 6:19 AM by Kane Ramsey
This past year, the Nebraska State Legislature approved an update to the Nebraska Landlord Tenant Act, which affected Neb. Rev. Stat. § 76-1431. This section has historically addressed a landlord’s rights when the tenant is noncompliant wi...Read More
Posted in: Business, Real Estate

BLOG: Fair Housing Act: Declining Rental Properties Based on Criminal History

Posted on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2:37 PM by Kane Ramsey
As many landlords and tenants are aware, the Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the rental of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.   But can a landlord refuse ...Read More
Posted in: Business, Real Estate

BLOG: Rethinking Overtime: How the New FLSA Rules Might Affect Your Business

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1:53 PM by Ryan Carson
Among the usual cacophony of news noise -- slipped in between Hillary’s deleted emails, mass panic over a potential Trump presidency, and the Zika virus—is the breaking news of sweeping changes to the “white collar exemption” ...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment

BLOG: Bring Your Guns to Work—or Not? Part 1

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:59 AM by Nicholas Norton
Guns. The mere mention of the word conjures a visceral response in most minds immediately—fear, comfort, violence, safety. Whatever the association, there is no question that guns are a hot-button issue today. The issue of how to approach gun o...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment

BLOG: Farm Divorce 101: A Practical Guide – Part 2

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:03 AM by Brad Holbrook
In Nebraska, and most likely in most other surrounding states, we have seen a considerable increase in the net worth of producers over the last several years.  Although various factors impact the net worth of producers, in my opinion, the variab...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Family, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

BLOG: The Nebraska Agritourism Promotion Act and The Muddy Waters Of Recreational Liability

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:10 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
I recently authored an article for the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association’s publication entitled The Nebraska Agritourism Promotion Act and the Muddy Waters of Recreational Liability.  Click here to read the printed article.  Our pr...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Litigation

BLOG: Farm Divorce 101: A Practical Guide – Part 1

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 6:35 AM by Brad Holbrook
I have been practicing with the same firm in Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska for just under 17 years.  When I joined my firm, I expected that I would spend the vast majority of my practice involved in the transactional setting as my college an...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Family

BLOG: Why Are We Not Holding Meetings to Sign-Up Corn Farmers to Sue Syngenta?

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
Over the past several months I’ve been receiving calls and emails from lawyers that I know, and even more from lawyers that I’ve never heard of, all asking me to align with them in signing up my corn farmer and/or ethanol plant clients to...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Business, Water and Natural Resources