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Avram N. Tynes

Avram N. Tynes


Avram N. Tynes is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. 

Avram received his undergraduate degree from Augustana University. Following his love for sports and state-wide success at Millard North High School in Omaha, Avram was a four-year starter on Augustana’s football team. His excellence was even more evident in the classroom while in college, being named Academic All-American 1st Team in his senior year and graduating Magna Cum Laude. While in college, in addition to his work at the University as a fitness and strength training intern and his retail managerial experience, Avram studied abroad in Morocco and Spain in connection with his college minor in Spanish.

Avram then chose to attend Creighton University School of Law for his law degree, graduating Cum Laude. He was selected for Creighton’s Scholar’s Program and was active in the Black Law Student Association. Avram focused on being as day-one-ready as possible for private practice, so he participated in Creighton’s Negotiation Competition, Trial Competition, and its Trial Team, which competed against other law schools. Avram also clerked for two years at McGrath North during law school.

  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2022)
  • Augustana University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2018)
  • Nebraska (2022: Sustaining Member)
  • U.S. District Court of Nebraska (2022)



McGrath North Welcomes New Lawyers from Three Law Schools

McGrath North is excited to announce the hiring of new associates Micah Q. Carlson, Jeanne J. Kelley and Avram N. Tynes. All three clerked with the firm during their law school careers and will join the Business and Corporate, Intellectual Property, and Labor, Employment and Benefits teams.  


2022 Class of Summer Associates



Federal Trade Commission Issues Final Rule Barring Non-Compete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held an open meeting and voted 3-2 (along party lines) to issue a Final Rule that bans post-employment non-compete agreements. According to the FTC, approximately 30 million people nationwide (1 in 5 workers in the U.S.) are bound by non-compete clauses.  


DOL Releases Overtime Rule Nearly Doubling Salary Threshold Affecting Millions Of Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated final rule regarding overtime for white collar workers. As expected, the final rule will nearly double the salary threshold for exempt workers beginning January 1, 2025, with a smaller increase beginning on July 1, 2024. The final rule also increased the salary level for the highly compensated employee exemption. Below is a table with the scheduled increases:  



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Planning To Leave Your Employment And Compete? Don't Forget About Your Duty Of Loyalty

When employees decide to leave their employer and engage in competition, they frequently overlook their duty of loyalty. Absent a non-compete or non-solicitation restriction, an employee may believe that he or she can freely engage in discussions with clients and customers regarding their intention to leave employment and engage in a competitive business.  


NLRB General Counsel Illuminates Prior Decision Addressing Severance Agreements

Recently, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), Jennifer Abruzzo, issued a memorandum responding to inquiries that became prevalent after the McLaren Macomb decision. In McLaren Macomb, the NLRB took aim at overbroad non-disparagement and confidentiality provisions in severance agreements. The NLRB also found that simply offering a severance agreement to an employee can violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or the “Act”) if the agreement provides severance benefits in exchange for giving up statutory rights under Section 7 of the Act - NLRB Takes Aim At Severance Agreements.  

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
Creighton University School of Law:
  • Creighton Scholar's Program
  • Negotiation Competition
  • Trial Competition
  • Trial Team member for interscholastic competitions

Augustana University:
  • Academic All-American 1st Team, Football
  • Four Year Starter, Football