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Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates: Nebraska

Interviewing and Selecting Job Candidates requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Kathryn E. Jones and Homero E. Vela, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Nebraska law provides discrimination protections to job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status or national origin. See Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act.
  • Job applicants in Nebraska also are protected from discrimination based on other protected characteristics. See Age; Disability.
  • Public employers may not ask criminal history questions on an initial job application subject to limited exceptions. See Arrest and Conviction Records.
  • Nebraska employers may ask questions during the interview and selection process about protected characteristics in certain limited circumstances. See Bona Fide Occcupational Qualification.
  • Localities including Lincoln and Omaha have local requirements pertaining to interviewing and selecting job candidates. See Local Requirements.