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Catherine A. Cano


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Catherine A. Cano is an Associate in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. 

Ms. Cano helps clients navigate state, federal, and local leave and disability laws. Ms. Cano has experience in litigation and arbitration in several areas, including employment discrimination, retaliation and whistleblower claims, and non-competes and unfair competition. Ms. Cano’s practice also includes assisting clients involved in union organization campaigns, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges. 

During law school, Ms. Cano interned at the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission, where she researched employment and fair housing related issues for the Executive Director and Commissioners.

As a research assistant at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Ms. Cano researched state and federal cases for The Statistics of Discrimination: Using Statistical Evidence in Discrimination Cases, 2013-2014 Edition, which explores the application of various statistical models to discrimination claims. In addition, Ms. Cano was also a Student Editor of the Nebraska Transcript, the University of Nebraska’s alumni publication.

Ms. Cano was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Labor and Employment Law. She also received First Place and Best Brief recognitions at the Allen Moot Court Competition and was Vice Chair of the Nebraska Moot Court Board from 2011-2012.

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Robert Van Pelt American Inns of Court
  • The Nebraska State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Junior League of Omaha, Active Member
  • Victory Boxing Club, Board Member
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pro Bono Attorney

Published Works

  • “Texting and Driving, Keep Your Employees’ Hands on the Wheel and Eyes on the Road,” HVACR Business, Vol. 11, Is. 2 (February 2016) [Co-Author]
  • American Bar Association’s FMLA Treatise Supplement (2015) [Contributing Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Compliance with Emerging Human Resources Challenges in the Workplace,” Nebraska Healthcare Association (Lincoln, NE, March 2016) (presenter)

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January 17, 2017
Legal Newsline

Catherine Cano Comments on Boston Police Department's Controversial Drug-testing Method

January 17, 2017

Catherine Cano comments on the First Circuit summary judgment allowing the Boston Police Department drug-test discrimination case to proceed to trial in "Trial can proceed in Boston Police Department drug test discrimination case," published by Legal Newsline. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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November 12, 2018

Voters in Three States Approve Marijuana Laws on Election Day

November 12, 2018

Three states approved new marijuana laws on Election Day 2018. Voters approved medical marijuana laws in Missouri and Utah, while Michigan voters approved a recreational marijuana law. Michigan: Recreational Marijuana Michigan Proposal 1 was passed by a majority (approximately 55% “Yes” and 45% “No”). Proposal 1, the Michigan... Read More

June 28, 2018

Oklahoma Voters Pass Broad Medical Marijuana Law with Workplace Anti-Discrimination Provisions

June 28, 2018

Oklahoma became the 30th state to pass a medical marijuana law. Voters approved the measure on June 26, 2018. The new law gives physicians broad discretion to prescribe medical marijuana, which should make it fairly easy to obtain. Additionally, it restricts employers from taking action against applicants or employees solely based on... Read More

April 24, 2018

Iowa Amends Tough Drug Testing Law to Lower Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests

April 24, 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, private employers in Iowa may take action based on an employee’s alcohol test result of .02 grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath. The lower standard was enacted under a 2018 amendment to the Iowa drug testing law (Iowa Code Section 730.5). Prior to the amendment, employers could not take action... Read More

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Do The DOL’s FMLA Forms Work For You? Now is Your Chance to Speak Up
August 16, 2019

On August 5, 2019, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published proposed revisions to the Wage and Hour Division’s Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) forms with the stated goal “to increase compliance with the FMLA, improve customer service, and reduce the burden on the public by making the forms easier to understand and use.” Many...& Read More

Court Dismisses ADA Claims Alleging “Excessive” Drug and Alcohol Testing
June 14, 2019

A federal court in New York dismissed a disability discrimination claim asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) based on allegedly “excessive” drug and alcohol testing of employees after they failed drug or alcohol tests required under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s regulations. Vuono, et al. v. Read More

Broad Workers’ Compensation Release Agreement Bars Disability Discrimination Claims
February 28, 2019

The District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed an employee’s disability discrimination claims based on a broad release in her workers’ compensation settlement agreement with the employer. Peddy v. Aaron’s, Inc. Case No. 02:18-cv-1625 (E.D. La. Feb. 21, 2019). Read More