Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The state’s largest statewide business organization

This resource will assist you in operating your business more efficiently by avoiding the hidden pitfalls in Human Resources law.

We consider this a “must-have” manual. It covers more than thirty primary topics directly related to the employment process – from job descriptions to job termination and beyond. Moreover, it contains practical advice on what should be done, how to do it, and why it is important.

This updated and revised edition of the Nebraska Human Resources Library was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make your life easier. The examples, FAQs and step-by-step instructions will ensure your business is on solid ground.

This manual is part of a series of resources prepared exclusively for Nebraska employers. It is made available by the State Chamber in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Nebraska business community.

The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry represents Nebraska’s diverse business community. From ranches and restaurants, to local manufacturers and Fortune 500 companies, the State Chamber represents more than 400 different categories of businesses in more than 150 communities across Nebraska. The common factor that brings all these members together into the State Chamber is a steadfast interest in improving Nebraska’s business climate.

To learn more about the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry and how you can benefit from membership, call (402) 474-4422 or visit our website at


Carly Bahramzad

    Carly Bahramzad joined the Knudsen Law Firm in 2016. She practices workers’ compensation, business law, real estate law, and general litigation.

    Carly was born and raised in Lincoln. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in economics and international business from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with high distinction in 2013. While at UNL, Carly studied abroad in Costa Rica, interned at Dish Network, worked as a resident assistant, and met her husband, Neema, at a Husker football game.

    Carly received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2016. During law school, she was the treasurer for the Women’s Law Caucus and the International Law Student Association. In her free time, Carly enjoys traveling, singing, and spending time with her family.

Jeanelle R. Lust

    Jeanelle Lust is the managing partner at the Knudsen Law Firm where she has practiced since 1994. Jeanelle is a multi-faceted trial lawyer who focuses on commercial litigation. She has represented clients in such varied lawsuits as RICO claims, professional malpractice, constitutional tax disputes, automobile accidents, employment law disputes, water disputes and bankruptcy. Jeanelle also handles all aspects of Nursing Home litigation, including arbitration, and defends several school districts in the state.

    Jeanelle is a native of Madison, South Dakota. She graduated cum laude from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD in 1991. She attended Creighton University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 1994. Jeanelle received the Faculty of Law Highest Triennial Average Award for having the highest grade point average after each year in law school, and was Assistant Editor of the Creighton Law Review.


    Jeanelle is presently a member of the Publications Committee of the Nebraska Bar Association that publishes and edits the Nebraska Lawyer Magazine. She is a member of the bar in South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado. Jeanelle co-authors the employment law manuals for the state chamber.


    Jeanelle is a charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and has been designated a Super Lawyer. Jeanelle is participating in Inns of Court as a Master of the Bar and a member of the executive committee. Jeanelle is also actively involved in her community as a Trustee for the Lincoln Children's Zoo and a member of the Capital Humane Society's finance committee. Jeanelle was appointed to the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Commission by Lincoln Mayor Chris Buetler and began serving her six -year term as a Commissioner on September 9, 2009. She was also appointed by the Lancaster County Board to serve on the Indigent Defense Council. Jeanelle was honored to become a Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow in 2011. Jeanelle will also soon begin service as a board member of the community services fund.

    Jeanelle's court room victories include the affirmance of a 3.5 million dollar arbitration award by the Nebraska Court of Appeals and a 5.7 million dollar Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) verdict. Jeanelle also serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Service Fund of Nebraska