SALARY THRESHOLD INCREASED FOR OVERTIME EXEMPTIONS

The Department of Labor released its Final Rule that raises the salary threshold for employees to be exempt from overtime requirements as an Executive, Administrative, or Professional under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under these “white collar” exemptions, overtime...

SUPREME COURT RULES ON SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY UNDER PSTCA

In Simpson v. Lincoln Public Schools, a former LPS employee sued the District for wrongful discharge alleging that she was terminated because she filed a Workers’ Compensation claim. On appeal, the Nebraska Supreme Court offered a detailed analysis that, among other...