Employment

US ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION IN WORKPLACE NOT PROHIBITED BY TITLE VII

The DOJ Changes Stance on Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace On October 4, 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum revising the Justice Department’s (DOJ) stance on workplace discrimination based on sex. In the memo, Sessions states that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it unlawful for employers […]

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PARTNERSHIP WITH STAFFING AGENCIES

  Successful Staffing: Hire the Right Person, Right Now Many employers rely on outside staffing agencies and search firms for assistance in recruiting and hiring. These partnerships can be a valuable addition to your company’s own recruitment efforts. They can offer alternatives, such as bringing in a temporary worker to cover for an employee on […]

The Role of Employer Associations

At your workplace, you may have heard about the concept of an employer association. The term is tossed around, but what does an employer association do? Basically, they provide assistance and resources for businesses. The Nevada Association of Employers specializes in HR services, government relations services, navigation of Nevada labor laws, training, and surveys. All of […]

THE GROWING GIG ECONOMY

The so-called gig economy, in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements, is slowly changing the face of American business — and forcing employers across the Las Vegas Valley to adjust. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. […]

FMLA LEAVE – CARING FOR ADULT CHILDREN

What Employers Need To Know About FMLA Leave for Adult Children As any parent will tell you, your children will be your children, whether they are five or forty-five. Employers do not hesitate to grant Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave to employees caring for their minor children, but what happens when the leave request […]

CHANGE TO ACCIDENT REPORTING REQUIREMENT GOES INTO EFFECT OCTOBER 1ST

Included in the myriad of legislation that went through the Nevada Legislature this last year was Assembly Bill 54, which amended the accident reporting requirements for employers in Nevada. While the change is relatively small, it creates additional reporting requirements that employers need to know to ensure they are compliant from day one. The change […]

At-Will Employment in Nevada

Like most states, Nevada exercises the employment-at-will doctrine. At-will employment means both employer and employee have the right to terminate a work relationship at any time, for any reason, without notice. Just because this doctrine exists does not mean bosses fire workers left and right. From their perspective, hiring a new employee is an investment […]

IRS RELEASES DRAFT FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR 2017 ACA REPORTING

Despite efforts in Congress to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare or ACA), it appears, at least for now, that the ACA is here to stay. That means that employers must remain in compliance with the coverage and reporting provisions. Under the ACA, individuals are required to have health insurance and applicable […]

UNDERSTANDING WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IN NEVADA

Despite a general belief to the contrary, workers’ compensation in Nevada is not all that complicated. Like any field, workers’ compensation has it’s own unique terms, phrases, and abbreviations, but once you get past that, it’s fairly straight forward. To dispel some of the confusion, the Nevada Association of Employers has developed the following as a guide to […]

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