2021 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LEGISLATION

As of yesterday, every legislative bill addressing workers’ compensation has now been heard in committee. Every bill remains in committee and no action has been taken on them, except LB 407, which was advanced to General File on 2/11/21. See below for a summary of each bill and a report on the testimony given at […]

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021, THE NEBRASKA MAXIMUM WEEKLY INCOME BENEFIT WILL BE $914.00

On January 1, 2021, the maximum weekly income benefit rate under the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act will increase to $914.00. This amount will apply to work-related injuries and illnesses occurring on or after January 1, 2021. The new figure, $914.00, represents one hundred percent of the state wide average weekly wage (rounded to the nearest […]

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. […]

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 […]
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