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Abigail M. Moland

Abigail M. Moland

Attorney

Abbey counsels Fortune 500, mid-size and start-up businesses, colleges and universities and non-profits on a wide range of labor and employment matters.  Her practice spans across the country in areas including wage and hour compliance, workforce reductions, employee leaves of absence, FMLA and disability accommodations, workplace investigations, hiring practices, disciplinary actions and employee terminations, immigration and workforce authorization, management and employee training on workplace issues, policy formation, union organization, non-compete issues, OSHA investigations and employee class-action litigation.


She is also experienced in defending employment-related litigation and providing day-to-day counseling to avoid unlawful employment practices. Abbey’s goal is to help companies take a strategic approach to build positive employer-employee relations and mitigate risk to avoid litigation. But, where an employer faces litigation, she defends employers with the efficiency, attention to detail and personal connection that her clients deserve.

Abbey strives to help companies focus on their workforce as an asset and provides the tools and support necessary to make that a reality. She has worked with businesses operating in a broad range of industries and brings that practical understanding and knowledge to the table.  By keeping up with the latest developments in the law and enforcement trends, Abbey keeps her clients in front of the curve and helps them implement changes necessary to protect and grow their business. She prioritizes working closely with HR managers, in-house counsel and business leaders in assisting their businesses in developing long-term strategies and best practices to reduce business and legal risks.

Abbey also provides leadership within McGrath North and her community.  She sits on the seven-person Board of Directors of the firm, and chairs the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.  She was selected for Leadership Omaha in 2013-14 and has served on two key community-wide diversity committees, including Omaha’s inaugural class of LeadDIVERSITY.  She is passionate about pushing both businesses and the community to face the historical barriers that exist for minority populations and for women and building solutions for the immediate challenges and to create long-term enhanced opportunities within the legal profession and beyond.

Education
  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Saint Louis University (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2004)
Admissions
  • Nebraska (2008: Sustaining Member)
  • Iowa (2007)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa (2010)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (2008)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit (2008)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado (2010)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa (2017)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (2017)
08/18/2022

McGrath North's Team Receives Broad Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America® 2023

In its newly released 2023 edition, The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 44 McGrath North attorneys in the full range of specialty practice areas key to supporting businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries, and 28 attorneys have been recognized for 10 years or more.  Of these attorneys recognized based on peer-review surveys, seven were named “Lawyer of the Year.” This honor is awarded to only one attorney with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location.  


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07/29/2022

McGrath North Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

McGrath North is honored to announce that 20 of its lawyers have been recognized as Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in the 2022 Super Lawyers Ranking list. These lawyers practice in the core specialty areas critical to serving the firm’s clients across the country and help fulfill our commitment to focus first and always on client success.  


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07/29/2021

Labor, Employment and Immigration Law Under Biden: Where are We and Where are We Headed?

Webinar  


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07/28/2020

COVID-19 Best Practices: Managing Your Workforce During The Pandemic

07.28.2020  |  1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  


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Publications

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06/13/2022

Workers Compensation Claim? Light Duty? Remember The FMLA!

A recent decision out of the Eleventh Circuit is a good reminder for employers on how the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state law workers compensation schemes overlap and interact. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal statute that entitles eligible workers who need to recover from a serious injury to take up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave during any twelve-month period. Employers are prohibited from interfering with, restraining, or denying an employee’s efforts to exercise any FMLA right. Separately, most states require employers to provide their employees with workers compensation benefits. Workers compensation allows an employee who is injured in a work-related accident to receive payments for all reasonable medical care and lost wages resulting from that injury.  


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03/03/2022

Nebraska Imposes COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Requirements On Employers

A new Nebraska law, passed as Legislative Bill 906 and signed by Governor Pete Ricketts, requires Nebraska employers who mandate COVID-19 vaccinations to grant religious and medical exemptions to most applicants and employees seeking such exemptions.  


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  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star (Employment & Labor) 2015-2022
  • Listed: “Best Lawyers in America”, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • LeadDIVERSITY Cohort 1 – 2019-2020
  • Omaha Chamber of Commerce Leadership Omaha, Class of 2013-2014
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Nebraska Bar Association Leadership Academy Fellow 2010-2011
  • Student Legal Advocate, University of Iowa College of Law Legal Clinic, 2005-2006
  • Writer, 2005-2006; Note and Comment Editor, 2006-2007 The Journal of Gender, Race and Justice
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Nebraska, Labor & Employment – Up-and-Coming)