2020 NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE’S FINAL ACTIONS AFFECTING WORKERS COMPENSATION

The Nebraska Legislature concluded its most recent session with the passage of several bills, including LB 963, the First Responders’ Mental Injuries Bill under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act. The bill was passed in recognition of the perceived unique challenges first responders face on a daily basis. The bill does two things: (1) it lowers […]

BAYLOR EVNEN’S EFFORTS BEFORE NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT RESULTS IN VICTORY FOR ALL NEBRASKA EMPLOYERS

On behalf of various clients and Nebraskans for Workers’ Compensation Equity and Fairness (“NWCEF”), Baylor Evnen prepared and filed an amicus brief, or “friend of the court” brief, in the Nebraska Supreme Court, in a case involving an issue of great importance to Nebraska employers. The Supreme Court recently released its decision in Picard vs. […]

COVID-19: IOWA COMMISSIONER JOSEPH CORTESE POSTPONES IN PERSON HEARINGS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

On June 1, 2020, Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Joseph Cortese extended the postponement of in-person hearings by the commission from June 16, 2020, to September 14, 2020. This order was not unexpected, but it has some far reaching and important implications for compensation files. For example, as part of the order, all in-person hearings scheduled to […]

MULTI-STATE RESOURCES ON COVID-19 AND WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW

Baylor Evnen, LLP is a proud and long-standing member of ALFA International. ALFA International is a premier global network of independent high quality and experienced law firms. ALFA offers a wide variety of resources including access to other best-in-class attorneys and law firms. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ALFA International member firms have combined their efforts […]

COVID-19 AFFECTS THE NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION COURT

Recently, the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court issued an edict noting that any and all trials or hearings scheduled in April, 2020, before the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court will only be conducted by video or telephonic conference unless special permission is granted by the trial judge upon written motion of the parties.  Given the same, any […]

2020 NEBRASKA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LEGISLATION

NEW BILL INTRODUCTIONS – HEARINGS Committee hearings began January 21st and will continue through the latter part of February.  As discussed below, note that three workers’ compensation bills—LB 846, LB 926 and LB 963—will be heard by the Business and Labor Committee on Monday, January 27th. Floor debate on bills “carried over” from last session […]
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