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NEVADA FIRMS BARRED FROM USING MARIJUANA TEST TO REJECT JOB SEEKERS

After nearly two years of allowing recreational marijuana use, Nevada has enacted a law restricting most employers from using a marijuana drug test to reject potential employees. The move comes as a growing number of Nevada businesses move away from cannabis screening as more job applicants use the recreational drug. Since the legalization of marijuana, […]

UPDATE FROM THE 2019 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The 2019 Nevada Legislative Session ended on Monday, June 3rd with many bills heading to Governor Sisolak’s desk for signature. Below is a summary of some of the latest on new laws affecting Nevada employers, including when they will go into effect so you can prepare. AB456 – Minimum Wage Effective July 1, 2019 Minimum […]

TALKS CONTINUE REGARDING INCREASING NEVADA MINIMUM WAGE

We previously covered the Office of the Labor Commissioner’s bulletins for Nevada’s 2019 minimum wage and overtime rates. In that article we recapped that minimum wage remains unchanged for 2019, but that Assembly Bill 456 shoots to increase our minimum wage to $12.00 per hour when no qualifying health benefits are offered by the employer. […]

PAY DATA FOR 2017 & 2018 DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that covered employers must submit Component 2 data (hours worked and pay data by race, ethnicity, and sex) for 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019. The deadline for submitting Component 1 data (the number of employees by job category, race, sex, and ethnicity) remains unchanged. Covered […]

SUPREME COURT TO DECIDE IF TITLE VII PROHIBITS LGBT DISCRIMINATION

The United States Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on the issue of LGBT discrimination. Specifically, whether sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The Supreme Court will consider three cases: Zarda v. Altitude Express (2nd Circuit), Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (11th Circuit), and Stephens […]

EMPLOYERS MUST SUBMIT PAY DATA BY SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been ordered to collect employee pay data from covered employers by September 30, 2019. Businesses with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees are required to submit the EEO-1 report annually disclosing the number of employees in their workforce by job category, race, […]

EEOC SAYS IT CANNOT COLLECT PAY DATA BY MAY 31ST

At a hearing on April 16th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it wasn’t feasible to collect employee pay data by May 31st when all other EEO-1 data is due. EEOC Chief Data Officer, Samuel Haffer, testified that moving the reporting deadline for pay data any sooner than September 30th would cause the third-party […]

HEARING SCHEDULED FOR EEO-1 PAY DATA SUBMISSION DEADLINE

As we informed you last month, a federal judge reinstated the expanded EEO-1 reporting requirements. This decision would require employers who have 100 or more employees and most federal contractors with 50 or more employees to report pay data – in addition to race, ethnicity, and sex – in their annual EEO-1 Report. But when would this […]

DOL PROPOSES FOUR-FACTOR JOINT EMPLOYER TEST

The definition of who is a joint employer and what control do they have to exercise (or don’t) has been a topic of discussion for the last several years. The Department of Labor (DOL) has become the latest federal agency to jump into the fray. The DOL has proposed a rule that would update the […]

2019 MINIMUM WAGE AND OVERTIME RATES ANNOUNCED

The Office of the Labor Commissioner has released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s minimum wage and daily overtime requirements. The rates will take effect on July 1, 2019. Minimum wage remains unchanged for 2019. The minimum wage for employees who are offered qualified health benefits from their employers will be $7.25 per hour and $8.25 […]

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