Nebraska SHRM – Legislative Director Update February 16th, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017 Legislative Update


  • LB 62  Public Employer:  Eliminate prohibition on teachers wearing religious garb – Placed on General File
  • LB 165   Require Employer Identification Numbers and Use of the federal Immigration Verification System –  2-22-2017 Notice of Hearing
  • LB 173  Prohibit Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – 2-22-2017 Notice of Hearing
  • LB 211  Change the Minimum Wage for Persons Compensated by Way of Gratuities – 2-272017 Notice of Hearing
  • LB 354  Adopt the Wage Disclosure Act – 2-27-2017 Notice of Hearing
  • LB  420  Adopt the Fair Chance Hiring Act –  3-13-2017 Notice of Hearing
  • LB 473  Require Rest Periods for Employees – 3-13-2017 – Notice of Hearing


o   Dean of the Florida International University College of Law

o   Previously served on the NLRB under President George W. Bush (2002-2003)

o   Previously held two other Senate-confirmed positions: (1) Assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division (2003-2005); and (2) U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (2005-2009)

o   Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School