“Don’t bother me, it’s 4th quarter” is a phrase we hear quite frequently from October into December, and sometimes lingering into January. Fourth quarter means open enrollment, quarter-end, year-end, performance reviews, hiring initiatives (or off boarding) for seasonal industries. It’s also the holidays – Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah – and many people […]
One thing that makes Nevada unique (in the wage and hour world), is our tiered minimum wage. We have one wage for employees that are offered qualifying benefits and another, slightly higher wage, for those that are NOT offered medical benefits. We had these wages in place for many years, without really knowing what was […]
As 2019 begins to wind down, employers begin looking to 2020 and beyond to plan out future initiatives – whether it be increasing sales goals, finding ways to improve customer service, or growing your workforce. The most common question we get in this regard is: how do I stay competitive in this labor market? The […]
In an unanimous decision, the Nevada Supreme Court has finally defined what constitutes “health benefits” for the purpose of paying the lower-tier minimum wage in Nevada. The Court, in MDC Restaurants, LLC, et al. v. Eighth Judicial District Court, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 41, 2018 Nev. LEXIS 42 (May 31, 2018), determined that employers who […]
Is your company required to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)? If so, you will recall the struggle in 2016 of counting full-time equivalent employees and learning the codes required to report pertinent information to the IRS. Unfortunately, if your reporting was inaccurate, you may be subject to employer mandate penalties under IRS […]
With the new health care rollout by the Trump Administration your health care plans may have changed for you and your employees. The Trump Administration has just signed an executive order health care in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Thursday. Following the removal of the birth control mandate for employers, Trump has […]
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