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KZA Attorneys Honored By Best Lawyers In America® 2017

Kamer Zucker Abbott (KZA) is extremely proud to announce that seven (7) of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and two have been honored as "Lawyer of the Year" for Las Vegas!

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Texas Court Grants Nationwide Injunction Against DOL's New Persuader Rule

As we have discussed in recent posts, KZA joined with other law firms affiliated with Worklaw® Network to file a lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota seeking to stop the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from enforcing its new "persuader rule ".  In addition to the Minnesota lawsuit, t here are two other lawsuits presently challenging the lawfulness of the persuader rule.

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Update On Worklaw® Network And KZA's Persuader Lawsuit Against DOL!

Earlier this year, KZA joined in a nationwide lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to protect your right to seek counsel on labor, employment, and HR matters with privacy and confidentiality. Click here for a summary of this lawsuit. We are pleased to announce that earlier this week, a Federal Judge stated we "are likely to succeed" in our challenge, which is a big step toward a major victory for us all.

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Last Call To Register For KZA's Next Management Workshop!

Our next Management Workshop - Wage and Hour Issues Every Employer Should Know - will be held on June 30, 2016 and this is your final opportunity to register for this important program. Employers have until December 1, 2016 to comply with the new overtime rules recently announced by the Department of Labor. Is your company/organization ready? This program will provide an update of the new rules and compliance strategies. We will also address other wage and hour issues governed by both federal and state law. Now is a prime opportunity to refresh your knowledge in this area, and ask us any questions you may have. We have limited seating still available, so please register no later than Friday, June 24.

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Two More Weeks Until KZA's Next Management Workshop! Wage And Hour Issues Every Employer Should Know - June 30, 2016

We still have limited space available if you want to attend our next Management Workshop which will address wage and hour issues every employer should know. Among the topics to be covered will be the recently-announced DOL changes to overtime regulations, how to properly classify employees as exempt or non-exempt, minimum wage and overtime requirements under both state and federal law, volunteers/interns, Nevada-specific laws relating to payment obligations, wage deductions, uniforms, tip pooling and recordkeeping, and common mistakes to avoid. We will also address the issues often involved in wage and hour class/collective action litigation.

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Six KZA Attorneys Selected For Inclusion In 2016 Mountain States Super Lawyers®

KZA is proud to announce that partners Gregg Kamer, Carol Zucker, Scott Abbott, and Eddie Keller, along with of counsel Jody Florence, have been selected for inclusion in this year's Mountain States Super Lawyers® for the practice areas of Employment & Labor. They are joined by partner Todd Creer, who was selected as Mountain States Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars® 2016 in the areas of Employment & Labor.

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EEOC Plans To Issue New Guidance On Retaliation

The EEOC has announced that it plans to issue revised and updated guidance on retaliation claims to replace its 1998 Compliance Manual on Retaliation. The EEOC explains that retaliation charges have "roughly doubled" since 1998, "making retaliation the most frequently alleged type of violation raised with EEOC." Because "ensuring that employees are free to come forward to report violations of our employment discrimination laws is the cornerstone for effective enforcement," the EEOC has updated and revised its prior guidance to address new court decisions and to help employers prevent retaliation and employees better understand their rights.

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Join Us For KZA's Next Management Workshop: Answering Your Most Challenging ADA Questions

The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. Since its enactment in 1990, the ADA has gone through significant changes. The most notable change occurred in 2009 when the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act ("ADAAA") was passed. The ADAAA made sweeping changes to the ADA, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been clear that the ADA is one of its top enforcement objectives.

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Join Us For KZA's Next Management Workshop: Answering Your Most Challenging ADA Questions

Kamer Zucker Abbott is pleased to announce its next Management Workshop to be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Encore Las Vegas from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our program will be: Answering Your Most Challenging ADA Questions.

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Kamer Zucker Abbott Named As 2016 Top Tier Law Firm By U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® recently released its 2016 "Best Law Firms" rankings by legal practice area. KZA is proud to announce that it has been ranked a Tier 1 firm for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area in the following practice areas: Management Labor Law; Management Employment Law; and Labor and Employment Law Litigation.

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Free Webcast For 30 KZA Clients

On Friday, September 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PST), KZA's Eddie Keller will join a panel of experts during a live webcast presented by The Knowledge Group to address the new "ambush" election rules used by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). (KZA has reported on the progression of this new rule, which became effective in April of 2015, in several past issues of its Employer Reports, setting forth its final provisions in Volume 14, Issue 7.) During the webcast, entitled "National Labor Relations Board Ambush Election Rules Unionizing a Workforce: What You Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond," Eddie will also address how the NLRB's recent decisions in cases such as Browning Ferris intersect with the new election rules.

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KZA Partner Edwin Keller To Speak On New NLRB Election Rule

September 9, 2015

On Friday, September 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PST), KZA's Eddie Keller will join a panel of experts during a live webcast presented by The Knowledge Group to address the new "ambush" election rules used by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). (KZA has reported on the progression of this new rule, which became effective in April of 2015, in several past issues of its Employer Reports, setting forth its final provisions in Volume 14, Issue 7.) During the webcast, entitled "National Labor Relations Board Ambush Election Rules Unionizing a Workforce: What You Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond," Eddie will also address how the NLRB's recent decisions in cases such as Browning Ferris intersect with the new election rules.

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Eight KZA Attorneys Named In The Best Lawyers In America® 2016

August 31, 2015

Kamer Zucker Abbott (KZA) is extremely proud to announce that eight (8) of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including for the first time, KZA's newest partner, Todd Creer.

All of KZA's partners, Gregg Kamer, Carol Zucker, Scott Abbott, Eddie Keller, Jen Sarafina, and Todd Creer, along with KZA attorney Jody Florence, are to appear in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 for one or more of the following practice areas in the State of Nevada: Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment.

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KZA Partners In the News

July 9, 2015

As you consider the DOL's long awaited proposal to update the FLSA regulations governing the minimum wage and overtime exemptions for "white collar" workers, be sure to see KZA Founding Partner Gregory Kamer's comments as quoted in Carol Patton's July 1, 2015 article, Adjusting to the DOL's New Overtime Rules, which appears in Human Resources Executive Online.

Still trying to make sense of employers' obligations under Nevada's medical marijuana laws? Check out Jane Ann Morrison's June 17, 2015 column for the Las Vegas Review Journal, Will Colorado Marijuana Ruling Affect Nevada?, quoting KZA Partner Edwin Keller.

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Kamer Zucker Abbott Again Ranked Top Tier Nevada Labor and Employment Law Firm

July 6, 2015

As Kamer Zucker Abbott (KZA) approaches its thirty (30) year anniversary, the firm is proud to announce its selection as one of the top tier labor and employment law firms in Nevada by Chambers & Partners in its 2015 Chambers USA Guide. For the last 13 years, KZA has been consistently rated in Chambers' "Band 1" for Nevada labor and employment law firms.

Commenting on KZA, clients are quoted by Chambers as stating, "We are very pleased with the work from the team. They listen to our needs and provide us with exceptional representation." Chambers also highlighted several key individuals at KZA, including Gregory Kamer, Scott Abbott, and Carol Zucker.
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KZA Partner Carol Davis Zucker Publishes Article On a Developing Tort Theory Used By Employees Against Employers

March 9, 2015

As part of the inaugural issue of the Nevada Practitioners' Journal of Labor and Employment Law, KZA partner Carol Davis Zucker discusses employees' use of a novel tort claim against their current and former employers for the alleged breach of a special relationship. In her article, entitled An Enigma Inside a Puzzle: Confidential and Special Relationships and Their Limited Application in the Employment Context, Carol analyzes the basis for such claims and the rare circumstances where courts have found a special relationship to exist with regard to a worker's employment, thereby providing employees with an additional, independent cause of action.

The Nevada Practitioners' Journal of Labor and Employment Law is a publication of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Carol, as well as KZA partner Edwin Keller, is a prior Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Section.

Register for KZA's April 21, 2015 Management Workshop on Defending Against the NLRB's Continued Attack on Private Employers

March 9, 2015

Given its aggressive efforts to increase the unionization of private workforces and drastic anti-employer case decisions, it is no wonder why the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is said to be the "legal wing of the AFL-CIO." These developments, which impact unionized and non-unionized companies alike, require close attention and careful planning by management and human resource professionals.
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KZA Attorneys Discuss Problems Associated With Nevada's Law On Workplace Accommodations For Medical Marijuana Users

March 3, 2015

As an online exclusive of the February 2015 issue of the Nevada Lawyer, KZA attorneys Edwin Keller, Nicole Young and Kaitlin Ziegler discuss the haze surrounding the new employer obligation under NRS 453A.800 to make reasonable accommodations for the medical needs of an employee who engages in the medical use of marijuana. Their article, entitled Stoked About Marijuana Related Accommodations in the Workplace?, explores the hastily constructed language used by the 2013 Nevada Legislature to amend NRS 453A.800 that confounds employers and employees alike as to its full scope and application.
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Todd Creer Named As KZA's Newest Partner

December 9, 2014

Please join us in congratulating Todd Creer who became a partner/shareholder of Kamer Zucker Abbott last month. Todd joined KZA as an associate in August 2006, after graduating cum laude from Cornell Law School, where he served as a Managing Editor of Cornell's Legal Information Institute Supreme Court Bulletin.
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Seven Kamer Zucker Abbott Lawyers Listed In The Best Lawyers in America® 2015

October 14, 2014

KZA is again honored to have the rare distinction of all of its partners and senior associate listed in Best Lawyers®. Gregory Kamer, Carol Zucker, Scott Abbott, Edwin Keller, and Jen Sarafina, along with Jody Florence (of counsel), were all recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 for one or more of the following practice fields in the State of Nevada: Litigation - Labor and Employment, Labor Law - Management and Employment Law - Management.
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Nine KZA Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers

September 8, 2014

KZA is proud to announce that partners Gregg Kamer, Carol Zucker, Scott Abbott, and Eddie Keller, along with Jody Florence, were recently selected for inclusion in this year's Mountain States Super Lawyers® for the practice areas of Employment & Labor.
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Gregory Kamer Named One of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys For Fifth Straight Year

July 8, 2014

Gregory J. Kamer, Founding Partner of Kamer Zucker Abbott, was recently selected for inclusion in "The Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list jointly published by Human Resource Executive® magazine (HRE) and Lawdragon. This is the fifth consecutive year Gregg has been recognized as one of the nation's most powerful employment attorneys representing corporate America.
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Kamer Zucker Abbott Again Ranked Top Nevada Labor and Employment Law Firm

June 5, 2014

Kamer Zucker Abbott (KZA) is proud to announce its selection as the highest ranked labor and employment law firm in Nevada by Chambers & Partners in its 2014 Client's Guide for America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
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KZA Partner Edwin Keller Receives 2014 Client Choice Award for Excellent Client Service

April 29, 2014

We are pleased to announce that KZA partner, Edwin A. Keller, Jr., was recently selected as the winner of the 2014 Client Choice Award for employment and labor law in Nevada. This marks the second year in a row that Eddie has been selected for this honor.
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Kamer Zucker Abbott Named As 2014 Top Tier Law Firm By U.S. News - Best Lawyers®

March 13, 2014

U.S. News - Best Lawyers® recently released its 2014 "Best Law Firms" rankings by legal practice area with KZA garnering, for the third (3) year in a row, three (3) separate Las Vegas Metropolitan Area Tier 1 rankings in: Management Labor Law; Management Employment Law; and Labor and Employment Law Litigation.
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Congratulations to KZA's Newest Partner: Jen J. Sarafina!

March 13, 2014

KZA is extremely proud to announce that Jen J. Sarafina has been named a partner effective November 25, 2013. Jen began her employment with KZA in December 2005, after graduating cum laude from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Jen has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America®, joining all of KZA's other partners in that distinction.
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Kamer Zucker Abbott is the 2013 Top Labor and Employment Law Firm in Nevada

June 3, 2013

Kamer Zucker Abbott (KZA) is proud to announce its selection as the leading labor and employment law firm in Nevada by Chambers & Partners in its 2013 Client's Guide for America's Leading Lawyers for Business. In rating KZA for the fourth consecutive year as the only firm in "Band 1," Chambers notes that the firm is experienced appearing before state and federal courts, and receives an abundance of praise for the skill and knowledge of its lawyers. Clients have stated, "The firm has a very easy-to-work-with attitude and it is calming when you are in the midst of something crazy to have somebody helping your through it."
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Partner Edwin Keller and Kamer Zucker Abbott Receive 2013 Client Choice Awards For Excellent Client Service

March 6, 2013

Please help us to congratulate KZA partner Edwin A. Keller, Jr., who was recently announced as the 2013 Client Choice Award winner for employment & labor in Nevada by the International Law Office and Lexology. Kamer Zucker Abbott is also proud to announce its receipt of the 2013 Client Choice Award for Firm of the Year in Nevada. Established in 2005 by International Law Office ("ILO"), a leading online resource for corporate counsel around the world, the Client Choice Awards recognize those partners and law firms that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide.
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