Employment

HOW MUCH ADA LEAVE IS REQUIRED?

Raymond Severson, plaintiff in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft Inc., has asked the United States Supreme Court to clarify how much leave is required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Appeals Courts have issued conflicting opinions on the matter, which has created confusion for employers. The Supreme Court has not decided whether it will […]

DON’T MISS THESE UPCOMING DEADLINES

Stay On Top of These Dates to Stay Compliant Staying on top of all the filing deadlines and reporting dates can be difficult. Even the most organized employer can miss a deadline. Missing filing deadlines and reporting dates can result in adverse consequences for the employer. To ensure you remain in compliance, Nevada Association of Employers has […]

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE — WHAT TO WATCH FOR

Mental health issues in the workplace have received more and more attention in recent years, and statistics indicate the biggest opportunity for improvement lies within the Silver State. According to annual surveys and reports from the national nonprofit Mental Health America, Nevada annually ranks at the bottom in terms of adults and children having the […]

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 […]

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