Nebraska

Apr 09, 2015

Examining Workers’ Compensation Costs to Employers

By |April 9th, 2015|Government, Iowa, Legislation, Nebraska, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Reform|0 Comments

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey 1991 - 2014 (Credit: Sisi Wei/ProPublica) Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Business and insurance interests are bombarding state legislatures every day of the week to take workers'’ rights away by complaining how most states’ workers'’ compensation systems are too expensive. [...]

Aug 14, 2014

After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

By |August 14th, 2014|Nebraska, Omaha, OSHA, Severe Violator Enforcement Program, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The International Nutrition building. Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources regarding the Jan. 20 International Nutrition building collapse in Omaha. This is relevant now because the Occupational Safety [...]

Jun 09, 2014

Elections Matter to Injured Workers

By |June 9th, 2014|Nebraska, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Nebraska held a primary election last week. Our television, radio and social media networks were flooded with messages from big-business organizations with little or no connection to our state. Millions of dollars poured in from nameless, faceless donors from other states. Injured workers', [...]

Jun 05, 2014

What’s the Connection Between Worker Safety, Employer Profit, and Voting?

By |June 5th, 2014|Iowa, Nebraska, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.A recent newspaper article about a Nebraska lawyer fighting against imposing OSHA regulations on small businesses and farms that handle grain illustrates an age-old conflict between Worker (human) safety and Business (corporate) profit. The lawyer argued OSHA compliance is too expensive for small [...]

Feb 27, 2014

What is Workers’ Compensation Law in Nebraska?

By |February 27th, 2014|Nebraska, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Brianne Rohner, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Before workers'’ compensation was an option in Nebraska, injured workers' could only sue their employers under tort law for damages. While providing complete compensation – i.e., damages such as those for pain and suffering were available – it also required proof of negligence, [...]