Christopher E. Hoyme is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His accomplishments in employment law were recently recognized by his selection as 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment for the Omaha metropolitan area by Best Lawyers
and U.S. News & World Report
Mr. Hoyme represents management nationwide in all facets of employment litigation. He has successfully defended employers across the country in over 40 federal and state courts, as well as before numerous federal and state administrative agencies across the country.
Mr. Hoyme looks for practical solutions for clients facing litigation. He believes in a proactive, preventive approach to dealing with employment issues so that clients are placed in the best possible position to avoid lawsuits before they are filed. However, once a client is faced with defending a lawsuit, Mr. Hoyme's approach is to respond quickly and aggressively, making him a formidable opponent in the courtroom.
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Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Domestic Violence Council, Employment Counsel
•Legal Aid of Nebraska, Employment Counsel
•“Employers Must Prove Physical Presence in Workplace is Essential Function, Sixth Circuit Rules, ” South Dakota Municipalities (July 2014) [Author]
•“Labor FAQ, ” SDRA Retail Prophet (June 2014) [Author]
•“Nebraska Extends Veterans Preference to Spouses of Disabled Vets, ” www.lexology.com (February 27, 2014) [Author]
•“Police Officer's Facebook Rants Not Protected Speech under the First Amendment Federal Court Rules, ” South Dakota Municipalities (April 2014) [Author]
•“City Employee Properly Alleged Forth Amendment Violation for Unreasonable Search and Seizure by Ordering Drug Test Based on Personal Animosity, ” South Dakota Municipalities (February 2014) [Author]
• NLRB General Counsel on Social Media, The Midwest Employer (Spring 2012) [Author]
• Federal Appeals Court Rejects Narrowing Summary Judgment Standard for Discrimination Cases (June 28, 2011) [Author]
• 8th Circuit 'Discrimination Exception' Takes a Hit, Employment Law 360 (July 2011) [Author]
• NLRB ruling requires posting of employee rights, SDRA Retail Prophet (September 2011) [Author]
• New posting requirement delayed to January 31, 2012, SDRA Retail Prophet (October 2011) [Author]
• EEOC Releases New ADA Regulations, Implementing 2008 ADA Amendments Act, SDRA Retail Prophet (May 2011) [Author]
• How The Health Care Reform Law Impacts Employers, SDRA Retail Prophet (May 2010) [Author]
• Twittering employees: Issues facing employers in a web-based world, SDRA Retail Prophet (July 2010) [Author]
• The Road to Labor Law Compliance Worker Misclassification Pt 1, SDRA Retail Prophet (August 2010) [Author]
• The Employee Free Choice Act, Nebraska Trucker (Feb 2009) [Author]
• Using Transitional Duty to Lower Your Costs, Nebraska Trucker (December 2008) [Author]
• E-Storing Personnel Records: Is It An Option? Nebraska Trucker (July 2008) [Author]
• Proactive Steps to Avoid Employment Litigation, IEC Insights (July 2008) [Author]
• Avoiding Wage & Hour Errors - Don't Be the Next Statistic, Nebraska Trucker (May 2008) [Author]
• Employer's Top Ten List: Avoiding Retaliation Claims, Nebraska Methodist Health System (April 2008) [Author]
February 27, 2014
Nebraska Extends Veterans Preference to Spouses of Disabled Vets
February 27, 2014
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has approved a new Nebraska law that extends veterans preference in hiring to the spouses of permanently disabled veterans. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2015. The new law amends Nebraska's Veterans Preference Act to include in the definition of veteran, “the spouse of a veteran who...
In the News
August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...
May 19, 2015
Chambers & Partners
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
May 19, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...
The Top Five Employment Issues of 2016
When May 19, 2016 - 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Location 2804 13th Street - Columbus, NE
Credits: HRCI - 1.5 Pend, SHRM - 1.5 Pend
Best Practices for Reducing Risk and Keeping Data Safe With Third Party Vendors
When April 23, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Should We Train Our Employees About Good Data Privacy and Security Practices?
March 20, 2016
Yes! It is the law in more places and circumstances than you suspect. Check out our report to learn more, including suggestions for setting up a training program.
By Christopher E. Hoyme and Joseph J. Lazzarotti
Dwolla Fined $100, 000 by CFPB in First Data Security Enforcement Action
March 8, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) gave the fintech online payment sector a “wake up call” with an enforcement action against a Des Moines start up digital payment provider, Dwolla, Inc. (“Dwolla”). The CFPB alleged that Dwolla misrepresented how it was protecting consumers' data.
By Christopher E. Hoyme
Data Breach in Georgia Affecting Six Million Voters Adds to 2015 National Tally
November 21, 2015
The Georgia Secretary of State acknowledged that last month his office improperly disclosed social security numbers and other private information for more than 6, 000, 000 registered voters in Atlanta due to a “clerical error.” Anyone in Georgia who is registered to vote (approximately 6.2M citizens) may be affected.
By Christopher E. Hoyme
(Also at Rapid City, South Dakota Office)