Celebrating 125
years of service

 

 

Fitzgerald, Schorr,
Barmettler & Brennan, P.C., L.L.O.
200 Regency One
10050 Regency Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
Phone: 402-342-1000
Fax: 402-342-1025
Fitzlaw@fitzlaw.com

Human Resources Group

Our Human Resources Group provides our clients access to a full range of skilled legal services to address employment, employee benefits and compensation issues. Our daily activities include advising business owners and managers respecting employment policies, compensation policies and practices and compliance issues, and defending employment claims such as employment discrimination claims. In the specialized areas of employee benefits and executive compensation – including retirement and deferred compensation plans – the experience of our lawyers is highly respected and recognized in the Midwest region. As examples, our services include:

Employee Benefits

  • Development and start-up of equity-based compensation plans
  • Incentive stock options, deferred compensation and excess benefit plans
  • Qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, including ESOP and 401(k) plans
  • Section 125 cafeteria plans
  • Tax-sheltered annuities and 403(b) plans
  • Health, welfare and fringe benefit plans, including nondiscrimination and COBRA compliance
  • Defense of employee benefits claims and litigation

Employment Relations Law

  • Reviewing and designing employee selection procedures
  • Consulting with clients concerning independent contractor, temporary and part-time employee issues
  • Assisting with employment-related immigration and visa matters
  • Preparing, reviewing and updating employee handbooks, personnel manuals and personnel policies
  • Preparing and reviewing employment agreements, including non-compete agreements
  • Consulting with employers respecting trade secret and confidentiality disputes and agreements
  • Consulting with respect to drug testing and drafting drug testing policies
  • Advising and defending employers respecting issues under –
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor) (FLSA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (plant closings and mass layoffs) (WARNA)
  • Similar federal, state and local laws and ordinances
  • Representing private and public sector management in employment and employment-related litigation and disputes
  • Representing and advising employers regarding collective bargaining, union organizing, and unfair labor practice matters
  • Workers’ compensation litigation and consultation
  • Advising employers respecting discipline and discharge of employees
  • Drafting employee separation agreements and releases of claims

Please contact Thomas G. McKeon.