Employment

HOW BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES ARE NAVIGATING THE COVID VACCINE

As the COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues nationwide, with more individuals becoming eligible for the vaccine, the question of how businesses are handling the vaccine in the workplace also continues. While everyone is eager for things to return to normal, legal and logistical concerns and employee attitude about the vaccine are causing some uncertainty on vaccine […]

BEING A HR DEPARTMENT OF ONE

There used to be a rule of thumb in HR, when it came to the ratio of human resource professionals to employees.  One HR person for every 100 employees was the norm.  However, what wasn’t specified is the actual amount of work or responsibilities the HR person must handle for these 100 employees.  In a […]

DOL RELEASES FINAL RULE CLARIFYING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TEST

On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a memorandum implementing a regulatory freeze, asking the heads of all executive departments and agencies to halt all non-emergency rulemaking pending a review by the new administration. This regulatory freeze likely means the end for the Final Rule on the independent contractor test issued on January 6, […]

AVOIDING AGE DISCRIMINATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Early in the pandemic, the primary concern of age discrimination in employment centered on the mass layoffs and furloughs that were being conducted when many businesses were ordered to shut down their operations. Often, when employers conduct mass layoffs there can be the tendency to let go of older (and likely more expensive) employees in […]

‘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 […]

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