Compliance

FEWER HOLIDAY PARTIES IN 2018 – WHY?

Fewer Holiday Parties Due In Part to #MeToo, Study Finds According to a recent study, only 65% of companies intend to throw a holiday party this year. These numbers haven’t been this low since we were in the midst of the Great Recession, when only 62% of companies planned to hold a holiday party for […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR It’s that time of year again—the ominous fourth quarter. Year end, open enrollment, holiday parties, bonus calculations, office hours are all over the place, and half your staff is missing. It’s a good time to be in HR! It is also time to ramp up for next year by making sure […]

TIME OFF TO VOTE – WHAT’S REQUIRED IN NEVADA?

Election Day is fast approaching. You may already be hearing from employees who want to take time off to exercise their right to vote on November 6, 2018. While federal law does not mandate that employers provide their employees with time off—paid or unpaid—to vote, many states do. This includes Nevada. Nevada law requires employers […]

BEST PRACTICES FOR AVOIDING RETALIATION CLAIMS

Retaliation was the most filed claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2017—nearly half of all charges included a claim of retaliation. How do employers avoid being part of that statistic? What is Retaliation? Retaliation exists where there is a protected activity by an employee, an adverse employment action by the […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By Amy Matthews, SPHR Compliance. For a myriad of reasons, this is a word that gets mixed reactions from employers. Some find it annoying – a necessary evil.  Forced to comply with all the rules and regulations because “The Man” says they must. Others are leading the charge. Current and accurate Labor and Safety postings?  […]

NEW BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

New Requirements for Employers Who Use Third-Party Background Check Companies Beginning September 21, employers who use a third-party background check company to conduct background checks must use the updated Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Background checks, provided by a background check company, that investigate a job applicant’s or employee’s credit, […]

SALARIED EXEMPT EMPLOYEES — BUT ARE THEY?

By some estimates up to 70% of employers are in violation of some provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Misclassifying of employees as exempt is one of the most common violations and can be the most costly. Why is misclassification so common? Because the rules surrounding who is exempt are some of the most […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Have you ever experienced a manager who has gone rogue and potentially set the company up for liability?  If so, this situation might sound familiar to you. An employee was called into her manager’s office.  The manager informed her that he had heard a rumor that she was taking medication and believed […]

NLRB RELAXES SCRUTINY ON HANDBOOK RULES

On June 6, 2018, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memorandum outlining the NLRB’s enforcement position on employee handbook rules following the decision in The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14, 2017). The memo makes it clear that employers can expect less scrutiny and more freedom in […]

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