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IRS RELEASES NEW FORM W-4

The IRS has released an updated Form W-4 for 2020 — now titled “Employee’s Withholding Certificate”. The form was updated to reflect changes made to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. What’s New? The primary goal of the revised form was to make it simpler for employees to complete […]

CONDUCTING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS IN NEVADA

On November 18, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a news release detailing the settlement between them and the major retail chain, Dollar General. The settlement was the result of a lawsuit filed against Dollar General by the EEOC wherein they claimed that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act […]

NAE CEO RECOGNIZED AS TWENTY UNDER 40 AWARDS FINALIST

Nevada Association of Employers would like to congratulate our Chief Executive Officer, Thoran Towler, for being recognized as a finalist for the Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network’s Twenty under 40 Awards. Please join us in congratulating Thoran on this well-deserved honor. Since 2007, the Twenty under 40 Awards has recognized exceptional leaders under the age […]

LABOR COMMISSIONER ISSUES ADVISORY OPINION ON SB 312

Labor Commissioner issues guidance on new paid time off requirements. As we have been advising, the Labor Commissioner has issued an advisory opinion to provide guidance on the interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of SB 312, which will require employers with 50 or more employees to provide paid time off to all scheduled employees beginning January […]

PROPOSED UNEMPLOYMENT TAX RATE LOWER FOR 2020

Every year as the air gets cooler, work gets a little busier for us at NAE. While employers are preparing for the end of the year, we are making sure that they have all the necessary information to succeed. For some of us, that means a trip to the Legislative building every October. This year, […]

NON-DISCLOSURE CLAUSES IN SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS PROHIBITED BY AB 248

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it became apparent that the actual number of claims for sexual harassment, sex-based discrimination, and sexual offenses was grossly underestimated. The reason being was that many of those claims resolved through settlement were concealed and kept confidential at the behest of the accused. In the context of employment, […]

DOL REITERATES FMLA DESIGNATION IN NEW OPINION LETTER

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a new opinion letter regarding leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA 2019-3-A responds to an employee’s question about whether an employer may delay designating leave as FMLA leave if the delay complies with a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) […]

EEOC MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING FUTURE EEO-1 PAY DATA COLLECTION

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that, due to high burden on employers and unproven usefulness of the program, it will not collect pay data during future EEO-1 reporting cycles. That is likely welcome news for employers who have been following the EEO-1 reporting saga. Nothing about today’s announcement changes the obligations for […]

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