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SPOTLIGHT: KIN CARE LEAVE

According to our 2019-2020 Nevada Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey, 23% of participating employers do not allow employees to use sick time to care for a sick family member (exclusive of FMLA requirements). A new law that goes into effect on October 1st would change that. Beginning October 1st, Nevada employers who offer sick leave […]

AB37: GARNISHMENTS FOR CHILD SUPPORT

Most employers are familiar with garnishments of employee wages. One day a Writ of Garnishment will come in the mail with very long complicated instructions regarding determining the amount of the garnishment. If garnishments were not already complicated enough, the Nevada legislature recently passed Assembly Bill 37 (AB 37), which expands an employer’s obligations regarding […]

NEVADA OSHA ISSUES UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOLLOWING INDOOR MASK MANDATE

Additionally, Nevada OSHA has updated it’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to address questions that have come up related to the indoor mask mandate. While the FAQs can be found on the Nevada OSHA website, we have compiled them below for convenience. Which types of employers does the OSHA guidance apply to? Does it apply […]

EEOC ISSUES GUIDANCE ON TRANSGENDER, LGBTQ WORKPLACE ISSUES

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued technical guidance regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The technical guidance clarifies existing law regarding sex-based discrimination in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. _____ (2020). In addition to explaining the Bostock decision, the technical guidance addresses […]

HOLIDAYS AND PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT

Recently President Biden signed bipartisan legislation that made Juneteenth (June 19th) a federal holiday. Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday in nearly 40 years. It marks the day news of emancipation reached the last remaining slaves in Texas — nearly two months after the end of the Civil War and two years after the […]

INCENTIVES FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION

While the number of people seeking information on getting a COVID-19 vaccine increased significantly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer needed to wear masks, only about 40% of the population in the United States is currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccine hesitancy has been an […]

NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2021 HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Nominate an outstanding HR Professional for our 2021 HR Professional of the Year Award! Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) is accepting nominations for our 2021 HR Professional of the Year. This award is given out to recognize and honor excellence in Human Resources. Do you know someone who is an outstanding HR professional? Is there someone whose […]

DETAILS ON THE LATEST COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE

Last week President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act — an economic relief package total $1.9 trillion. While much of the focus has been on the $1,400 direct payments, the relief package also includes money for vaccine rollout, school reopening, small businesses, and more. This is the first major piece of legislation to come […]

RETALIATION MOST COMMON CLAIM FILED WITH EEOC IN 2020

Each year the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) releases detailed statistics on the charges filed with its office. On February 26th, the EEOC released its statistics for fiscal year 2020, which ran from October 2019 through September 2020. Again, retaliation was the most frequently cited claim in charges filed with the EEOC. In 2020, retaliation […]

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