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Taboo Discussions & How They Impact Company Culture

We at the Nevada Association of Employers extend our deepest condolences to the victims and families of gun violence in Pittsburg, PA and Matthews, NC. As Nevada employers and employees reflect on the increasing gun violence in the United States, it is tempting to discuss causes for the violence and potential solutions to curbing it. […]

SALARIED EXEMPT EMPLOYEES — BUT ARE THEY?

By some estimates up to 70% of employers are in violation of some provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Misclassifying of employees as exempt is one of the most common violations and can be the most costly. Why is misclassification so common? Because the rules surrounding who is exempt are some of the most […]

IS SECRET RECORDING PERMITTED IN NEVADA?

It was recently reported that Omarosa Manigault Newman, former reality television star on The Apprentice, secretly recorded conversations she had with President Donald Trump during her time as his presidential aid. It’s reported that Manigault Newman also recorded conversations in the White House’s ‘situation room’, one of the most secure areas in the White House. […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Is your company leaving candidates with the best image of your organization? Many companies are concerned with their public image, especially in 2018, when we are all so exposed through social media outlets. We worry about a bad Yelp or Google review. Some companies have a strong focus on brand management or […]

ARE H 2B VISAS AFFECTING NEVADA’S LABOR MARKET?

The divisive political climate currently facing the United States has citizens debating labor and immigration issues. Some Nevada industries such as landscaping, restaurants, and hotels use visa programs to employ foreign workers for seasonal jobs. Low-skilled seasonal workers from other countries rely on H 2B (H-2B) visas to temporarily work in the United States to […]

IMMIGRATION AUDITS ON THE RISE

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), there were 2,282 employer audits opened between October 1, 2017 and May 4, 2018. That is 326 new employer audits opened each month. This is a 60 percent increase from the total number of employer audits opened in the prior 12 months. With an nationwide wave of […]

DISCRIMINATION & OUR AGING WORKFORCE

Despite the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) over 40 years ago, nearly 2/3 of workers ages 55 to 64 report that their age is a barrier to getting a job. A recent study projected that by 2022 (only 4 years from now), 27% of men and 20% of women ages 65 […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Retention Matters. Finding quality employees can be a tricky process. The rule of thumb in HR is “hire slowly, fire quickly.” Employers should take their time finding the right employees, and then, most important of all, they should focus on keeping them. We all instinctively know that employee turnover is expensive—but how […]

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 […]

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