2018 EEO-1 EQUAL PAY DATA UPDATE

Last month, a federal district court in the case of National Women’s Law Center et al. v. Office of Management and Budget et al., ruled that the EEOC’s pay data collection provisions requiring covered employers to report pay data by race, ethnicity and gender) were to...

NEBRASKA GENERAL CONTRACTORS SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT SUBCONTRACTORS HAVE VALID WC POLICIES BEFORE PROCEEDING TO WORK WITH THE SAME

The Nebraska Supreme Court recently reminded general contractors of the obligation it has over subcontractor employees. Appealing an award of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court,  the defendant in Martinez v. CMR Construction & Roofing of Texas, 302 Neb. 618...

HELP SUPPORT LOCAL NEBRASKANS

The attorneys and staff of Baylor Evnen are deeply concerned for everyone impacted by the flooding. We ask others to join us in donating to one or more of the many organizations helping our fellow Nebraskans during this difficult time.

BAYLOR EVNEN ATTORNEY PAUL BARTA TESTIFIES BEFORE NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE REGARDING PENDING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BILLS

Recently, Baylor Evnen attorney Paul Barta testified on LB 526 before the Business and Labor Committee at the Nebraska Unicameral. LB 526 is a bill introduced largely by the Plaintiff’s bar with the intention of increasing the amount of temporary total disability...

Nebraska Court of Appeals Addresses Evidentiary Standards for Approving Average Weekly Wage in Bortolotti v Universal Terrazzo and Tile Co.

Recently the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court addressed what evidence is necessary for a Plaintiff to prove applicable average weekly wages for an owner operator of a business. In Bortolotti, the Plaintiff was an owner/operator and employee of the employer – a...

Nebraska Supreme Court Addresses “Nonresident Employers” Jurisdictional Question in Hassan v. Trident Seafoods, 302 Neb. 44 (2019)

Recently, in the case of Hassan v. Trident Seafoods, the Nebraska Supreme Court affirmed dismissal of an injured employee’s petition on the basis that the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court had no jurisdiction over the “nonresident” employer who did not “perform...

2019 Changes in Nebraska Mileage Reimbursement Rate and Amendments to Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court Rules including Fee Schedule

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court adopted new mileage reimbursement rates.  Effective January 1, 2019 the mileage rate will become $.58 per mile to travel to seek medical treatment or while participating in a vocational rehabilitation plan. Further,...