Employment

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Is your company leaving candidates with the best image of your organization? Many companies are concerned with their public image, especially in 2018, when we are all so exposed through social media outlets. We worry about a bad Yelp or Google review. Some companies have a strong focus on brand management or […]

SHOULD YOU BRING DRUG TESTING IN-HOUSE?

It’s a very tempting proposition — bringing drug testing in-house. It is convenient, fairly inexpensive, and results are almost immediate. Why go through the hassle of sending your employees to a lab and waiting 24-72 hours for test results, right? On average, the cost of a simple laboratory drug test is between $10 – $30 […]

ARE H 2B VISAS AFFECTING NEVADA’S LABOR MARKET?

The divisive political climate currently facing the United States has citizens debating labor and immigration issues. Some Nevada industries such as landscaping, restaurants, and hotels use visa programs to employ foreign workers for seasonal jobs. Low-skilled seasonal workers from other countries rely on H 2B (H-2B) visas to temporarily work in the United States to […]

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 […]

SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH EMPLOYERS, UPHOLDS CLASS ACTION WAIVERS

On May 21, 2018 the United States Supreme Court ruled that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The 5-to-4 decision upholds a long held practice, which allowed businesses to stop employees from banding together to file claims for work-related issues. In recent years the National […]

IMMIGRATION AUDITS ON THE RISE

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), there were 2,282 employer audits opened between October 1, 2017 and May 4, 2018. That is 326 new employer audits opened each month. This is a 60 percent increase from the total number of employer audits opened in the prior 12 months. With an nationwide wave of […]

DISCRIMINATION & OUR AGING WORKFORCE

Despite the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) over 40 years ago, nearly 2/3 of workers ages 55 to 64 report that their age is a barrier to getting a job. A recent study projected that by 2022 (only 4 years from now), 27% of men and 20% of women ages 65 […]

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