Employment

THE EVOLUTION OF HR: TITLE VII THROUGH FMLA

The 1960’s through 1990’s saw some major changes in the United States when it came to many things, the least of which was changes to the workforce. Numerous laws were passed, task forces formed, and enforcement mechanisms created.  These actions shaped the workforce in various ways. At the same time, business owners realize that they […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS CARES ACT: HOW DOES IT AFFECT NEVADA EMPLOYERS?

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This massive piece of federal legislation is aimed at providing relief to both individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many portions of the bill have made headlines in recent days, such as individual […]

HR DURING COVID-19

Who needs human resources? As we have all recently learned — just about everyone! Human resources during times of crisis (or pandemic, as the case may be) are crucial to business. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at what HR has been asked to do during the last week and a half: Layoff hundreds (sometimes thousands) […]

THE EVOLUTION OF HR: 18TH CENTURY THROUGH 1963

The term human resources brings up different images and feelings for most employees. Some look at it in a positive light, while others think immediately of disciplinary actions and terminations. That said, have you ever wondered why human resources (HR) even exists? To answer that, we must go back to the Industrial Revolution. In the […]

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS: AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

With the latest report of the first U.S. coronavirus case of unknown origin in Northern California, many employers in Nevada are concerned and looking for guidance on how best to prepare for what appears to be the inevitable spread of the disease throughout the rest of the country. The coronavirus has spread to all continents […]

MAKING PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS IN NEVADA

Under what circumstances can an employer in Nevada make deductions from an employee’s paycheck? As with many questions involving the law, the answer is it depends. Without authorization from the employee, employers may make deductions from an employee’s paycheck for (1) any amount required by law (i.e. taxes, child support, etc.) and (2) contributions to […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Picture this: One of your long-term employees has called out, on average, twice a week for the last 6 weeks. When he calls out, he tells his manager it is to care for his wife, who is ill. His work starts to fall behind. The manager is getting frustrated and writes him up for excessive […]

IRS RELEASES NEW FORM W-4

The IRS has released an updated Form W-4 for 2020 — now titled “Employee’s Withholding Certificate”. The form was updated to reflect changes made to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. What’s New? The primary goal of the revised form was to make it simpler for employees to complete […]

STAYING COMPETITIVE: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS IN 2020

As 2019 begins to wind down, employers begin looking to 2020 and beyond to plan out future initiatives – whether it be increasing sales goals, finding ways to improve customer service, or growing your workforce. The most common question we get in this regard is: how do I stay competitive in this labor market? The […]

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