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Labor & Employment


Cline Williams offers employers a single point of entry for assistance in all areas of labor and employment law.  Cline Williams lawyers emphasize compliance and planning to prevent or minimize legal exposure.  We regularly represent private and public employers of all sizes, including a broad range of businesses, educational institutions, and health care providers. In addition, we advise executive employees concerning employment issues, including restrictive covenants, deferred compensation, and contractual obligations. Our services include:

  • Preparation and review of personnel policies and employee handbooks
  • Preparation and review of employment agreements, including non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality/non-disclosure, and severance agreements
  • Advice and defense of claims concerning the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour, OSHA and the WARN Act
  • Management representation in union organization efforts and collective bargaining, advice regarding union avoidance strategies and representation in labor arbitrations in the private and public sectors
  • Management representation in connection with petitions or charges under the National Labor Relations Act, and Nebraska Industrial Relations Act, before the National Labor Relations Board and the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations
  • Teacher terminations
  • Workplace investigations
  • Wage and hour audits
  • Training on equal employment opportunity issues and recent legal developments

Cline Williams is the only Nebraska member of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), the largest global network of lawyers distinguished for practice in labor and employment law. The ELA provides our lawyers a powerful legal resource to best serve our clients facing national and global employment issues. The ELA has more than 3,000 lawyers in all 50 states of the United States, every Canadian province, and more than 120 countries to ensure legal compliance in other jurisdictions.


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