Newsletter

2017

Now You Should Do It
Putting together a will and other estate planning documents is often an unpleasant thought. In the back of most people's minds, they know they should put an estate plan in place, but they find reasons to put it off until later. Read More

Employee Leaves of Absence under Nebraska Law
Is a Nebraska employer required to provide vacation time or sick leave? Is the employer required to approve an employee's leave request? Whether leave is required by law, offered as a "perk" of the job, or requested by an employee, employers need to know what Nebraska law requires and the rules for implementing leave policies. While not exhaustive of all leave types or the rules that pertain to them, this article provides helpful information for Nebraska employers regarding a few of these types of leaves. Read More

ENGAGE with Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP
ENGAGE was established by Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP in 2007 as a way to connect our female attorneys with our female clients. Over the years, ENGAGE has expanded as a way to connect our female attorneys and clients to other professional women in the Omaha community. The focus of ENGAGE is to help women connect with one another and improve their leadership skills. Read More

The Rise of Employee Retaliation Claims
In recent years, "retaliation" has become one of the most frequently alleged bases of employment discrimination, and is now the most common discrimination finding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in federal cases. Read More

Starting a Franchised Business
One question we are often asked is, "Which has the better chance of success: starting a franchised business or starting an independent small business?" Our typical response is that there is no guarantee of success in either one. Read More

Recent Changes to the Nebraska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
Changes to the Nebraska Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (the "Act") make it easier for residential landlords to deal with tenant issues by permitting landlords to remove tenants who engage in criminal activity at the leased premises and to resolve personal property issues for deceased tenants in a more simple and expedited manner. Read More

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2016

NEW OVERTIME REGULATIONS UNDER THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT

On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations that create a significant change in how employers determine whether an employee is exempt and therefore not entitled to overtime. Read More

6 COMMON TRAPS FOR UNWARY COMMERCIAL TENANTS

No matter how small a space or how short a term, a lease can trap even the most seasoned business tenant into unexpected and significant liabilities.  Read More

SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING AFTER THE UNEXPECTED

Special needs planning often arises in one of two circumstances. In one case, a person, through their estate plan, leaves assets to an individual with special needs (the "Individual"). In the other common case, the Individual’s circumstances change unexpectedly. Read More

FINAL OVERTIME EXEMPTION RULE EXPECTED IN LATE-2016
In July 2015, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposal to significantly increase the minimum salary level necessary to classify an employee as an exempt administrative, professional, or executive employee. Read More

REGULATION A+: A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD SECURITIES LAW
In June 2015, final rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") went into effect, which implemented Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups ("JOBS") Act. Read More

WHAT DOES TITLE INSURANCE DO FOR A BUYER
When purchasing real estate, buyers usually obtain title insurance. Buyers often believe that title insurance will protect against any loss due to title defects. Read More


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