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08/19/2021

McGrath North's Team Receives Broad Recognition from The Best Lawyers in America® 2022

In its newly released 2022 edition, The Best Lawyers in America® has recognized 47 McGrath North attorneys in the full range of specialty practice areas key to supporting businesses of all sizes across a broad range of industries.  Of these partners recognized based on peer-review surveys, 11 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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08/05/2021

Brookhouser-Sisney Selected as LeadDiversity Advocate

Inclusive Communities has selected Cody Brookhouser-Sisney as a LeadDiversity advocate for its 2021-22 class. This year long program is designed to build a network of leaders dedicated to creating opportunities and solutions related to diversity, equity and inclusion in this region. Cody joins 30 other advocates representing a cross section of Nebraska’s corporate, non-profit, public sector, education, healthcare and foodservice industries.   


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08/04/2021

Cadwallader Selected for Leadership Omaha

Clint Cadwallader has been selected as a participant in the Leadership Omaha Class 44. Leadership Omaha has, for over four decades, strengthened the community by developing Omaha’s future leaders. Selection as a participant in this program is based on demonstrated community and professional involvement, leadership, and a strong vision for the future of Omaha.  


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07/18/2021

McGrath North Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Nebraska By Chambers USA

 


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08/11/2021

Recent Changes To Nebraska Condominium Law Which Will Open The Door To Condominium Development

 


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07/29/2021

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

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01/14/2021

COVID-19 Best Practices: Managing Your Workforce During the Pandemic (BAHRA)

 


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09/16/2021

PACE: A Tool For Financing Green Energy Improvements For Hotels And Motels

PACE is a financing tool which has a green halo around it. Its purpose is to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. PACE, an acronym for Property Assessed Clean Energy, was passed by the Nebraska Unicameral in 2016. By comparison, it has existed in California since 2007.  


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09/10/2021

Biden's New COVID-19 Plan Calls For Mandatory Vaccines And Testing For Employees In Public And Private Sector

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden announced his plan to combat the spread of COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Delta variant. The new plan is being implemented through executive orders and new federal regulations which are directed at private sector employees, health care workers, federal contractors and the vast majority of federal workers.  


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08/03/2021

Connecticut Becomes The Latest State To Modify Its Data Breach Laws – Is Your Business Affected?

Beginning in 2002, California passed the first data breach notification law in the United States, and since then, the remaining 49 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have enacted data breach notification legislation. Following the passage of these laws, many jurisdictions have modified and updated their regulatory framework. Recently, Connecticut’s governor signed both HB 5310 (An Act Concerning Data Privacy Breaches) and HB 6607 (An Act Incentivizing the Adoption of Cybersecurity Standards for Businesses) into law.  


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08/02/2021

New IRS Notice Offers Even More COBRA Premium Assistance Guidance

The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) has released yet another round of guidance on COBRA subsidies under the American Rescue Plan Act (the “ARPA”). IRS Notice 2021-46 (the “Notice”) contains clarifying questions and answers for employers, supplementing the IRS notice issued back in May and described in McGrath North’s previous publication, IRS Answers Open Questions On ARPA COBRA Premium Subsidy. This Client Alert briefly summarizes the significant takeaways from the recently released guidance.  


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09/20/2021

Privacy is Power - Episode 7: Getting Certified

Data protection certifications are a great way to give your organization an edge against your competitors when it comes to scoring new clients and proving up your data privacy and security compliance. However, understanding all the different certifications available and which certifications will provide the most value for organization can be tricky. This month, Stacey Shadden and Caroline Pieper discuss the most common types of certifications and how they can be beneficial for your organization as you consider getting certified!  


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08/23/2021

Privacy is Power - Episode 6: Don't Click the Link! The Importance of Employee Privacy Training

This month’s episode of Privacy is Power focuses on the importance of employee privacy and security training. Reports show that as many as 90% of breaches start from social engineering or phishing attacks that an organization’s technical security solutions can’t protect against. Training an organization’s workforce who handle sensitive data will have an immediate impact on an organization’s level of data security, and not properly training the workforce can be costly and detrimental. Don’t trust that employees know how to properly protect data or implement proper procedure, reach out to McGrath North’s Privacy and Cybersecurity team today to create a tailored training guide to efficiently ensure employees know proper protocol.   


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07/21/2021

Privacy is Power - Episode 5: Top 5 Data Privacy and Security Topics In The News

2021 is already heating up with privacy and security regulatory changes. Congress is getting closer to federal legislation, regulatory agencies are finding ways to get involved and the first national cyber director in history was sworn in by the White House. Check out this month’s episode of Privacy is Power to get up to speed on the top 5 newsworthy data privacy and security topics to help your organization implement updates and prepare for future changes in the world of data privacy and security.  


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06/16/2021

Privacy is Power - Episode 4: The Next Normal: Privacy Considerations for Return to Work

As the pandemic continues to wind down and vaccines are more widely distributed, employers are bringing employees back to work and may be collecting or accessing data through the use of vaccine cards, temperature checks, COVID-19 screening questions, workplace monitoring apps, and more. Join us for Episode 4, where we discuss not only the data privacy considerations associated with bringing employees back to work, but also the labor and employment considerations. This month, a guest speaker from McGrath North’s labor and employment group, Cody Brookhouser-Sisney, joins Caroline and Stacey for a panel discussion.  


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