R.J. (Randy) Stevenson is Chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Group.  He represents private and public employers in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including matters involving workplace safety and health across the United States.

He is one of a very few employment lawyers in the region who has been elected as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the premier peer-selected organization of labor and employment lawyers in North America.  Admissionis by invitation only, after a rigorous screening process. 

Since 2003, Randy has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Employment Law and Labor Law and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha, and 2017 Employment Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha. He is included in Great Plains Super Lawyers (© 2018), “Band A” in Chambers USA(© 2018), “Midwest Star” in Benchmark, America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys (© 2018), and is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Randy is a past Chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Section. Additionally, he has served on the boards of numerous community, professional, civic and church groups and has been an Adjunct Faculty member at Creighton University’s School of Law.

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Areas of Practice
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, B.S., Business Administration, 1982
  • Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, member and former Chair of its Labor Relations and Employment Law section
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Legal Counsel for the University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors and Legal Counsel for the Better Business Bureau serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains, and Southwest Iowa
  • Legal Counsel for Heartland Family Service
  • Former board member, Metropolitan Community College Foundation and Westside Community Schools Foundation
  • Former Counsel for the Human Resources Association of the Midlands
  • Iowa, 1996
  • Nebraska, 1985
  • Successfully representing hundreds of employers in construction, general industry, and agriculture on a national basis regarding OSHA matters, including more than 30 workplace fatality cases. Obtained the complete withdrawal of numerous citations and penalties at both the informal conference stage and in litigation
  • Effectively represented employers in the labor relations area from union organizing to the successful negotiation of operationally-sound collective bargaining agreements
  • Routinely working with employers to avoid litigation by training many supervisors and managers regarding legal compliance and best practices
  • Advising and representing numerous employers on EEO matters against numerous state and federal equal employment agencies
  • Successfully defending against numerous wage and hour and child labor investigations by the DOL's Wage & Hour Division, including wage and hour compliance audits
  • Lakes Regional Healthcare and Lakes Regional Healthcare Nurses Assn., 13 HO 8430 (Iowa Pub. Emp. Rel. Bd. 2013)
  • C & L Industries, Inc. v. Kiviranta, 13 Neb. App. 604 (Neb. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Millard Refrigerated Services, Inc. and United Food & Commercial Workers Local Union 230, 345 NLRB No. 95 (2005)
  • St. Luke's Health System, Inc. and United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 222, 340 NLRB No. 139 (2003)
  • Millard Refrigerated Services, Inc. and United Steelworkers of America, AFL–CIO–CLC, 326 NLRB No. 156 (1998)
  • Iowa State Bank of Hamburg v. Trail, 234 Neb. 59, 449 N.W.2d 520 (1989)
  • "OSHA Inspections: A Survival Guide, " (co-written with Joseph P. Paranac, Jr.) USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter 2013
  • "Direct Care Workers to Receive Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections, " Labor & Employment Law Update, November 2013


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