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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.

Honors and Recognitions

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

April 4, 2016
Corporate Counsel

Catherine Cano Comments on Substance Abuse Problems in the Workplace

April 4, 2016

Catherine Cano comments on substance abuse problems in the workplace in “Just Thinking Worker Is Disabled Can Lead to ADA Lawsuits,” published by Corporate Counsel. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

February 1, 2016
HVACR Business`

Joseph Dreesen and Catherine Cano Author "Texting and Driving: Keep your employees' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road"

February 1, 2016

Joseph Dreesen and Catherine Cano wrote "Texting and Driving: Keep your employees' hands on the wheel and eyes on the road," published by HVACR Business. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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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

November 11, 2016

Seven States Pass New Marijuana Laws on Election Day

November 11, 2016

Election Day 2016 saw voters approve new marijuana laws in seven states. There are now a total of 28 states (plus the District of Columbia) with medical marijuana laws and 8 states (plus the District of Columbia) with recreational marijuana laws. Arizona’s proposed recreational marijuana law did not pass. Medical Marijuana 1... Read More

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Drug & Alcohol Testing and Marijuana in the Workplace

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See AllBlog Posts by Catherine A. Cano

Oklahoma Voters Pass Broad Medical Marijuana Law with Anti-Discrimination Provisions
June 27, 2018

Oklahoma became the 30th state to pass a medical marijuana law after voters approved it on June 26, 2018. The law gives broad discretion to physicians in prescribing medical marijuana, which should make it fairly easy to obtain. Read More

Iowa Drug Testing Law Amended; Lawsuits on the Rise
April 24, 2018

Although Iowa’s drug testing statute was enacted more than 30 years ago, it is still considered one of the most difficult laws in the country for purposes of employer compliance. Read More

Can We Fix It? Eighth Circuit Answers: Yes, We Can!
April 9, 2018

ADA Title III claims have become a trap for many unsuspecting businesses. The claims often lead to protracted litigation driven by attorney fees rather than the underlying issue. A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit offers a potential “fix” for employers. In Davis v. Anthony, Inc. Case No. Read More