Lawyers Specializing in Employment Law
Leaders in Labor and Employment Law
Our labor and employment attorneys have earned a reputation for being leaders in their field. We are active in numerous employment law organizations, and are at the front of new developments in this practice area. Furthermore, Patrick J. Barrett is a fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and has been listed in U.S. News and World Report’s The Best Lawyers in America.
Employment Disputes and Negotiations
Our firm represents employers in labor negotiations and during litigation for:
- Risk management and workers’ compensation
- Labor contract claims and wage disputes
- Employment discrimination
- Wrongful discharge actions
- Labor arbitration
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Union organization
Preventative Legal Advisory Services
A substantial part of labor and employment work is preventive. Our attorneys advise clients on:
- Audits of personnel practice
- Supervisory training
- Development of employee handbooks
- Policies and affirmative action plans
- Daily operations
Fraser Stryker PC LLO offers a unique training program, “Fundamentals for Lawful Management.”
This program is geared to train supervisors, managers, and human resources personnel on a variety of employment law matters. Recognizing that the words and actions of managers can impose liability on their employers, this half-day training session is geared to train employees to spot legal problems as they arise in the workplace and to avoid conduct that can create liability. From avoiding discrimination claims to paying employees properly, this session covers all aspects of the employer/employee relationship.
For scheduling and pricing information, contact Kate Dittrick.
Risk Management & Workers’ Compensation
Our workers’ compensation practice ranges from counseling clients regarding reporting and compliance issues to defending employers before the Workers’ Compensation Court. We represent workers’ compensation insurance carriers as well as self-insured employers. Many of Fraser Stryker’s clients are engaged in manufacturing enterprises. Consequently, we have handled litigation involving a variety of injuries common to these industries, including cumulative trauma claims such as carpal tunnel syndrome and lower back injuries. We also have extensive experience in defending occupational disease cases, including claims based on asbestos and lead exposure. Recently, we have handled an increasing number of cases alleging employee disability due to stress, emotional problems, and psychological impairment that have originated in a variety of workplace environments, from manufacturing to office settings. Fraser Stryker has recognized expertise in the qualification of, and compliance with, requirements for self-insured status in Nebraska. We have successfully developed and gained Workers’ Compensation Court approval of self-insurers’ use of trusts in place of the court requirement of surety bonds as additional financial security. Our Firm has represented businesses regarding innovative, strategic, and corporate structure planning to positively affect workers’ compensation experience ratings.
Latest Labor & Employment Law News
Patrick Barrett, partner at Fraser Stryker, was recently quoted in the January 10, 2020 edition of the Midlands Business Journal in an article entitled: "FLSA raises federal minimum wage and overtime pay requirement for employers". The article provides an expansive...
Author: Patrick J. Barrett The Department of Labor has issued further guidance on the salary requirements for the "white collar" overtime pay exemptions. Starting January 1, 2020, the Trump Administration's Final Rule extends overtime pay eligibility to an estimated...
In Browning Ferris Ind. of Calif., the National Labor Relations Board ("Board" or "NLRB") revised its standards for determining whether two (2) unrelated employers constitute a "joint employer" for purposes of bargaining with the union of one of their employees. This...
Nebraska has joined a growing number of states recognizing protections for pregnant individuals. On April 13, 2015, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed into law LB 627, the Nebraska Pregnant Workers Fairness Bill, a legislative measure designed to safeguard...
Fraser Stryker PC LLO
409 S 17th St #500
Omaha, NE 68102