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BLOG: Employer Obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Nebraska Executive Order Waiving Certain Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:48 AM by Justin Herrmann
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (the “Act”) into law.  As will be detailed in this summary, the Act provides two types of emergency leave to deal w...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment

Jacobsen Orr Adds Shareholder

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:50 AM by Jacobsen Orr
The Jacobsen Orr Law Firm of Kearney, which has provided comprehensive professional legal services to Greater Nebraska for over 40 years, is pleased to announce that Nicholas R. Norton has become a Shareholder of the firm. Nic Norton and his family...Read More
Posted in: Business, Criminal, Employment, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, General Law

BLOG: The “Fiduciary Rule” Is Now In Question For Financial Planners

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:47 AM by Ryan Carson
If you are a financial planner or work in asset management, especially registered broker-dealers, then you are likely aware of big (and potentially scary) changes that occurred to your practice during the early summer of 2017.  In particular, th...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Jacobsen Orr Sponsors Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:44 PM by Jacobsen Orr
On February 28, 2018, Jacobsen Orr sponsored a Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day for high school students interested in the practice of law, law enforcement, and other related fields.  Two attorneys from Jacobsen Orr, Ryan Carson and Liz Chrisp,...Read More
Posted in: Employment

BLOG: Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act: The New Act for Corporations in Nebraska

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:52 AM by Justin Sheldon
At midnight on December 31, 2016, the Business Corporation Act (the “Old Act”) will be repealed and replaced with the Nebraska Model Business Corporation Act (the “New Act”).  As a current Nebraska corporation or foreign ...Read More
Posted in: Business, Employment

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: 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: Think You Don’t Need Workers’ Comp Insurance in Nebraska Because You Are a Farmer? Think Again.

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 9:42 AM by Daniel Lindstrom
Based on the number of workers’ compensation cases that we have recently defended involving claims by farm workers, it is clear that many farm and agribusiness owners still seem to believe that they do not need to obtain workers’ compensa...Read More
Posted in: Agriculture, Employment, Workers’ Compensation