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Since 1857

Our professional excellence runs deep.

For over 160 years, we have represented leading citizens, businesses, and institutions in communities, large and small, throughout the Midwest. We take pride in providing clients the highest level of expertise, advocacy, and guidance in helping them achieve their goals, and in building the places we call home.

Company Culture

Community focused.

We live, work and thrive best when we do it together. Cline Williams has made our home in the Great Plains, and we believe in building strong communities through service. We support our communities through board service, volunteering, and contributing financial and other resources. Your community is our community and we are proud to support many charitable organizations throughout the Great Plains.

The federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “PWFA”) was enacted on June 27, 2023. Thereafter, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) began the rulemaking process on regulations implementing the PWFA. On April 15, 2024, the EEOC issued those regulations, which provide guidance to employers on how to comply with the PWFA. The regulations are effective on June 18, 2024.

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a final rule, Non-Compete Clause Rule, which implements a nationwide ban on non-compete agreements for the vast majority of the American workforce. The final rule is currently set to take effect 120 days after its publication in the Federal Register. However, legal challenges to the FTC’s final rule have already begun, making the rule’s actual effective date uncertain.

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase to the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) salary-level threshold for the “white-collar” exemptions to overtime requirements. The DOL’s final rule expands overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers by changing the FLSA’s exemptions to overtime eligibility.