Employment

‘TIS THE SEASON: FAQs ON SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

Seasonal.  Variable.  Part-time.  Full-time.  Going into the fourth quarter (and holiday season) these are words employers are using more and more. As workload and product demands increase in certain industries, the need for additional labor comes into play. There are many questions surrounding seasonal employment.  Here are some of the most common: What is a […]

HOLIDAY PARTIES IN THE AGE OF COVID-19

‘Tis the season of Thanksgiving and holiday get-togethers. It is also the season of planning events and we have started to get this question at NAE: Should we have a holiday party this year or is that too risky? Some employers are on the fence due to the possible exposure risks involved with holiday get-togethers. […]

REMINDER: TIME OFF TO VOTE IN NEVADA

As Election Day approaches every two years the questions regarding employees taking time off to vote on Election Day begin to surface. This year is no different. Since we are two weeks away from Election Day and forecasts are predicting record voter turnout for the 2020 General Election, this is a good time to review […]

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS — CAN YOU AND SHOULD YOU?

The convergence of flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic have employers considering — possibly for the first time — whether to mandate that employees get vaccinated to prevent the spread of influenza and COVID-19 in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends getting the seasonal flu vaccine to help protect against influenza, which […]

HOW MANY EMPLOYEES DO YOU HAVE?

“How many employees do you have?” That seems like a fairly easy and straightforward question. It’s one we ask employers everyday so we can provide appropriate guidance on a variety of HR issues. The number of employees dictates what employment laws apply and what obligations the employer has to their employees. Whether we are talking […]

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 […]

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