BEWT LEADS SUCCESSFUL LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO PROTECT EMPLOYERS FROM UNINTENDED CLAIMS

Yesterday the Nebraska Unicameral gave final approval of a legislative bill which will protect employers and insurers from claims for significant benefits that were never intended to exist. Drafted by Dallas Jones and Eric Sutton for Nebraskans for Workers’ Compensation Equity and Fairness (NWCEF), LB1017 legislatively reverses the holding of the 2023 Nebraska Supreme Court […]

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 things, found that sovereign immunity under The Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act (PSTCA) shields […]

MAKENZIE FALCON HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY NATIONAL COMMITTEE

Makenzie Falcon has been appointed as the 2024-2025 American Legion Auxiliary National Committee Girls Nation Chair (Northwestern Division). The American Legion Auxiliary is one of the nation’s largest veterans support organizations and consists of spouses, grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and descendants of American Legion members. ALA Girls Nation is a weeklong event in Washington D.C. for […]

MICAH C. HAWKER BOEHNKE ELECTED NEW DISTRICT 1 REP. FOR NEBRASKA’S YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION

We are pleased to announce that Micah C. Hawker Boehnke, one of our young Associate Attorneys, has been elected to the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. Micah, despite having a ridiculous last name, has enjoyed great success over his last four years at Baylor Evnen Wolfe & Tannehill, LLP. He graduated from the […]

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PUBLISHES PROPOSED OVERTIME RULE

On September 8, 2023, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a proposed rule that would increase salary thresholds under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay and minimum wage requirements. Under the FLSA’s “white collar” exemption, an employee is exempt from overtime pay and minimum wage requirements if that employee: (1) performs certain exempt […]
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