Employment

SALARY HISTORY DOESN’T JUSTIFY PAY DISPARITY SAYS 9TH CIRCUIT

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits businesses from paying employees of one gender less than the other for equal work. There are exceptions to this general mandate: if wages are determined by a merit or seniority system; a system that bases pay on quantity or quality of work; or a differential based on any factor […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Sometimes an employee may become uncharacteristically difficult to work with because he/she is coping with a stressful personal matter.  Sometimes you hire an employee who is difficult to work with from the start and remains that way through the course of his/her employment. So, what do you do if this particularly difficult […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Since we work with people, HR professionals can sometimes be affected by emotions.  Certainly, we are dealing with the emotions of others in most situations. Maybe your CFO and your Accounting Clerk, who were dating on the sly, recently broke up and now the environment is tense.  Employees are complaining. Or, you […]

NLRB REVERSES ON TEST FOR JOINT EMPLOYERS

You may recall last August we told you about legislation making its way through Congress to provide a permanent (and more favorable) definition of the joint employer relationship. The Save Local Business Act is still making its way through Congress. However, in the interim, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has changed it’s position twice […]

COURT RULES TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION VIOLATES TITLE VII

Earlier this month, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan—ruled that employers cannot discriminate against transgender and transitioning employees. Doing so would violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This case, Stephens v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., is the second ruling from a federal court […]

COMING SOON – AUDIT & CORRECT FLSA ERRORS WITHOUT PENALTIES

On March 6th, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new program to encourage employers to audit their records and correct wage and hour violations they discover without fear of retribution. The DOL recognizes that employers often find errors—failure to pay overtime, misclassification of employees, etc.—when they conduct self-audits […]

GAMING CONTROL BOARD LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES

Review NAE’s Sexual Harassment Policy Checklist below. You may have noticed that sexual harassment has been in the news lately. The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) certainly has. On March 1, Becky Harris, Chairwoman for the NGCB, issued a Notice to Licensees regarding anticipated regulations or minimum control standards for policies, procedures, and training related to sexual […]

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE

Male. Female. Nonbinary. The way we think about gender is changing. Employers need to understand this changing landscape so gender-related issues do not arise in the workplace. The Statistics A recent study by the Williams Institute, a part of UCLA Law School, estimated that there are nearly 1.4 million transgender or gender-nonbinary adults in the […]

IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT INCREASING – ARE YOU READY FOR AN ICE VISIT?

Under the Trump Administration, immigration enforcement is increasing. This is apparent from the recent raid of nearly 100 7-Eleven stores around the country, including Nevada, resulting in at least 21 arrests. Are you ready for a visit from ICE? Earlier this year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced a comprehensive […]

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