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OMG FMLA – HOW TO COMPLY & AVOID LIABILITY

The Family and Medical Leave Act (more commonly known by its acronym — FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. There is no question that FMLA provides important leave protections for employees, but often employers find administering it to be the source of many employment-related headaches […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

by: Amy Matthews If you go to work sick, you are like every 3 out of 4 American workers, according to recent data.  Additionally, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that your odds of getting sick are between 5-20%. The idea of “going to work while sick” sparks many debates and opinions. We […]

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 […]

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 […]

PROVIDING LEAVE FOR EMPLOYEES IN TIMES OF TRAGEDY

Providing leave for employees in times of tragedy By: Amy Matthews We all see catastrophic events on the news — hurricanes, fires, shootings. While they present their own problems — grieving, loss, destruction and rebuilding — there is a matter-of-fact side that people are almost afraid to discuss: the side that considers how a worker […]

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