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Korb, Timothy L.
INTRODUCTION|During the survey period, the Nebraska Supreme Court decided four significant cases in labor law. In Local No. 2088, AFSCME v. County of Douglas, the court issued new guidelines for the Commission of Industrial Relations to follow in resolving pay disputes. In West Nebraska General Hospital v. Hanlon, the court determined the proper disposition of employment taxes paid into the state unemployment compensation fund which are on account at the time a business changes hands. This case is particularly important for nonprofit corporations. In Feola v. Valmont Industries, Inc. ,the court decided that a person receiving severance pay should not be considered an employee for purposes of eligibility for a company bonus plan. Finally, the court in Mau v. Omaha National Bank indicated that it may adopt an exception to the "terminable at will" rule if the firing of an employee is considered to violate public policy...
15 Creighton L. Rev. 327 (1981-1982)
Creighton University School of Law