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PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS CARES ACT: HOW DOES IT AFFECT NEVADA EMPLOYERS?

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This massive piece of federal legislation is aimed at providing relief to both individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many portions of the bill have made headlines in recent days, such as individual […]

EMERGENCY REGULATIONS AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Department of Public Safety adopts emergency regulations to provide guidance and clarity to Nevada businesses On March 20th, the Nevada Department of Public Safety adopted emergency regulations to define essential and non-essential businesses as well as parameters for essential businesses to conduct business. The emergency regulations will amend Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) section 414 – […]

GUIDANCE FOLLOWING GOVERNOR SISOLAK’S ANNOUNCEMENT

Following Governor Sisolak’s announcement that all non-essential businesses are to close temporarily for 30 days effective 12pm on March 18th, there has been a lot of confusion as to which businesses that applied to. To provide some additional guidance, the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative was issued, outlining social distancing guidelines, a listing […]

CLARIFYING RENO MAYOR’S TEMPORARY CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

Late on March 16, 2020, Reno Mayor Hilary Schieve announced that she would be implementing temporary mandatory closures of all non-essential businesses, starting Tuesday March 17 at 10:00am, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The unilateral decision by Mayor Schieve left many Reno businesses confused and scrambling as she had failed to […]

NAE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Nominate an outstanding HR Professional for our 2020 HR Professional of the Year Award! Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) is accepting nominations for our 2020 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 […]

PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS: AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE

With the latest report of the first U.S. coronavirus case of unknown origin in Northern California, many employers in Nevada are concerned and looking for guidance on how best to prepare for what appears to be the inevitable spread of the disease throughout the rest of the country. The coronavirus has spread to all continents […]

SMOKERS NEED NOT APPLY SAYS U-HAUL, EXCEPT IN NEVADA – WHY?

U-Haul recently made headlines for its announcement that, beginning February 1, 2020, it will no longer hire people who use nicotine products. U-Haul’s reasoning is based on its commitment to promoting and empowering a healthy workforce. “We are deeply invested in the well-being of our Team Members,” stated Jessica Lopez, U-Haul Chief of Staff. “Nicotine […]

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