Employment

DOL ANNOUNCES NEW TEST FOR INTERNS

On January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new test for determining whether interns are employees who must be paid in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL adopted the primary beneficiary test for determining whether an intern is an employee under the FLSA. Previously, the DOL had used […]

COMPLIANCE CHECK – NEW LAWS FOR 2018

Start Off the New Year Right — Make Sure You are in Compliance The 2017 Nevada Legislative Session was a busy one for those who follow developments in labor and employment law. Bills to raise the minimum wage, provide paid sick leave to employees, and allow for triple the amount in damages on wage claims […]

Employee Discipline and Termination

One of the hardest parts of holding a managerial or CEO position is have the responsibility to discipline, and possibly terminate, an employee. Employee performance is almost always a hard conversation, because there is always room for improvement, raises, praises, but with that comes harsh lessons for some, issues with retention, and possibly a convoluted […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE … The Problem with Marijuana By Rob Parker HR interviews a candidate who appears to be the most suitable and qualified person for an open position at the company. A conditional job offer is made and the candidate is given instructions on how to proceed with her pre-employment drug screen.  The […]

EMPLOYEE OFF-DUTY CONDUCT – WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO?

Employers often express concern about employees’ off-duty activities that affect their job performance or the employer’s brand. It is tempting to regulate what employees can and cannot do to limit the adverse affects on business. However, employers should be careful. Certain well intended policies may go awry of state or federal protections. Don’t tarnish your […]

PREPARING FOR THE FLU: BEST PRACTICES CHECKLIST

That spooky time of year is upon us once again. No, not Halloween – flu season. The flu hits all of us from time to time. Pandemics happen, but hopefully very few of us are ever involved in a pandemic situation. Because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, all employers should […]

HIRING – DISABILITIES & THE APPLICATION PROCESS

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide qualified individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from employment-related opportunities, prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities, and requires employers to offer reasonable accommodations. Charges of disability discrimination have […]

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE MANDATE

The White House has announced that employers will be allowed to claim a religious or moral objection to the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare) requirement that employer-provided health benefits include no-cost birth control coverage. Under the ACA, non-grandfathered plans must cover eighteen FDA-approved types of contraception, including oral contraceptives, IUDs, […]

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