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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 […]

EXPECT MORE SOCIAL SECURITY NO-MATCH LETTERS

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA) over 575,000 employers received “no-match” letters earlier this year. The “no-match” letters notify employers of discrepancies between a worker’s Social Security number and government records. Employers who did not receive a “no-match” letter earlier in the year may not be in the clear. SSA plans to mail out […]

FORM I-9: SOMETIMES NO NEWS IS JUST NO NEWS

In a few days, the Form I-9, which is used for verifying new hires’ employment eligibility, will be expiring.  What should you do? The current Form I-9 was released on July 17, 2017, with a stated expiration date of August 31, 2019.  On March 1, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a […]

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS DISCUSS SALARY INFORMATION, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WORK IN HR

HR professional terminated for discussing confidential wage information with another employee. On July 16, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) released a brand new Advice Memorandum from its Office of the General Counsel addressing the issue of whether an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) by terminating a human resources employee based on […]

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