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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 […]

US SUPREME COURT BANS MANDATORY PUBLIC UNION FEES

Mandatory Public Sector Union Fees Ruled Unconstitutional; Violate First Amendment Today, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court overturned 40 years of precedent by ruling that mandatory public sector union dues are unconstitutional. The case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, U.S., No. 16-1466, overturns the 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of […]

NLRB RELAXES SCRUTINY ON HANDBOOK RULES

On June 6, 2018, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memorandum outlining the NLRB’s enforcement position on employee handbook rules following the decision in The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14, 2017). The memo makes it clear that employers can expect less scrutiny and more freedom in […]

SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH EMPLOYERS, UPHOLDS CLASS ACTION WAIVERS

On May 21, 2018 the United States Supreme Court ruled that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements do not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The 5-to-4 decision upholds a long held practice, which allowed businesses to stop employees from banding together to file claims for work-related issues. In recent years the National […]

MINIMUM WAGE IN NEVADA

Minimum wage in Nevada has been a hot topic as of late, but the Nevada Association of Employers in here to clear up the changes. Currently, the minimum wage in Nevada is $8.25 USD.  (View full article from Fox 5 news, here.) If an employer offers health insurance, alternatively, the minimum wage is then $7.25 […]

COMING IN 2019: UPDATE TO FEDERAL OVERTIME RULE

As you may recall, an Obama era change to the federal overtime rule would have doubled the salary threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476. This would mean that, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employee making less than $913 per week would be entitled to overtime for any hours worked beyond […]

LABOR COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME RATES FOR 2018

Minimum Wage & Overtime Rates Remain Unchanged for 2018 The Office of the Labor Commissioner has released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s minimum wage and daily overtime requirements that will take effect July 1, 2018. The rates for the upcoming year will remain unchanged from last year. This is the seventh year in a row […]

NLRB REVERSES ON TEST FOR JOINT EMPLOYERS

You may recall last August we told you about legislation making its way through Congress to provide a permanent (and more favorable) definition of the joint employer relationship. The Save Local Business Act is still making its way through Congress. However, in the interim, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has changed it’s position twice […]

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