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2019 STANDARD MILEAGE RATES ANNOUNCED

The IRS has issued the optional 2019 standard mileage rates used to calculate deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical and moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be: 58 cents per mile for business miles driven […]

UPDATED FMLA FORMS ISSUED; NO SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor released updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. The updated notices and forms expire August 31, 2021. With the exception of the updated expiration date, no substantive changes were made to the forms. The updated forms can be downloaded from the Department of Labor’s […]

IS SECRET RECORDING PERMITTED IN NEVADA?

It was recently reported that Omarosa Manigault Newman, former reality television star on The Apprentice, secretly recorded conversations she had with President Donald Trump during her time as his presidential aid. It’s reported that Manigault Newman also recorded conversations in the White House’s ‘situation room’, one of the most secure areas in the White House. […]

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 […]

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