Homero E. Vela

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Professional Experience

 

Homero Vela has helped employers and small business owners with all manner of employment related issues. His experience includes defending Fortune 500 companies, as well as small and midsize employers in litigation and agency matters. Mr. Vela has significant experience litigating matters asserted under Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), as well as state anti-discrimination laws. Mr. Vela has been successful in defending employers against charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation filed with federal, state and local administrative agencies.

 

Mr. Vela regularly counsels employers on day-to-day issues such as employee discipline, wage payment, drug testing, application of the ADA and the FMLA, termination, and unemployment, and workers’ compensation issues. He also has significant experience drafting employment agreements, restrictive covenants and confidentiality or nondisclosure agreements, executive indemnification agreements, severance agreements, and employee handbooks. He also advises management and employers on immigration matters and has experience with non-immigrant visas, labor certification, and employer-sponsored green cards.

 

Representative Experience

 

Litigated employment cases through successful summary judgment motions and motions to dismiss.

 

Obtained “no reasonable cause” findings by the EEOC and state administrative agencies.

 

Provides daily counsel to employers related to personnel issues, employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and in drafting employment agreements, restrictive covenants and termination documents, among other employment-related documents.

 

Successfully obtained employment visas, including TN, H-1B, and E-3 visas for employers.

 

Provides daily counsel to employers on employment based immigration issues. 

Contact

(402) 281-3101 x 101

homero@lawbva.com

Education

 

J.D. (cum laude) Creighton University 2009

B.A. Creighton University, 2006

 

Bar Admissions

 

Iowa, 2009

Nebraska, 2010

 

Affiliations

Nebraska Bar Association (2009-Present)

Omaha Bar Association (2009-Present)

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce 

(2016-Present)

Millard Business Association (2016-Present)

Metro Young Latinos Professional Association (2016-Present)

GOCC REACH Program (2016-Present)