Employment

SPOTLIGHT: KIN CARE LEAVE

According to our 2019-2020 Nevada Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey, 23% of participating employers do not allow employees to use sick time to care for a sick family member (exclusive of FMLA requirements). A new law that goes into effect on October 1st would change that. Beginning October 1st, Nevada employers who offer sick leave […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Employees are one of the greatest assets a company can have.  They take care of business in a myriad of ways. Whether it’s customer service, food service, crunching numbers, writing policies, or cleaning the bathroom, employees are the lifeblood of any organization. While it is true that employees are hired to perform tasks for a […]

AB37: GARNISHMENTS FOR CHILD SUPPORT

Most employers are familiar with garnishments of employee wages. One day a Writ of Garnishment will come in the mail with very long complicated instructions regarding determining the amount of the garnishment. If garnishments were not already complicated enough, the Nevada legislature recently passed Assembly Bill 37 (AB 37), which expands an employer’s obligations regarding […]

MANDATING COVID VACCINATION & UNEMPLOYMENT

According to Indeed, job postings requiring new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 has increased 34% in recent months. Job postings requiring vaccination generally is up 90% over the same period. And this was before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech for use in individuals 16 years of age and older. Currently, […]

WHO DOES THE ADA APPLY TO?

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. Many businesses can be unsure whether the ADA applies to them, as such, this article details which employers are covered by the ADA.  In […]

IMPLICATIONS OF HAVING REMOTE WORKERS OUTSIDE NEVADA

When the pandemic first started in 2020, many companies transitioned to a remote work model.  In many cases, this involved quite a bit of work and expense on the back end.  Companies had to provide equipment, internet/database/CRM access, make sure everything was secure, and still maintain a professional atmosphere. While many employees enjoyed this remote […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS

How we attract and retain good employees is one of the most important things to know and understand when in business — particularly right now.  It is also important to clearly define who (and what) you want in your staff.  The best way to identify these things is through a job description. What is a […]

HOLIDAYS AND PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT

Recently President Biden signed bipartisan legislation that made Juneteenth (June 19th) a federal holiday. Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday in nearly 40 years. It marks the day news of emancipation reached the last remaining slaves in Texas — nearly two months after the end of the Civil War and two years after the […]

HR AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Workers’ compensation is required in Nevada.  This is insurance that a business must have in place the moment it hires its first employee.  Workers’ compensation insurance covers medical benefits, lost wages, and retraining (when necessary) for an employee who is hurt on the job. The premiums for this insurance are based on wages, which are […]

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