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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 […]

COMING IN 2019: UPDATE TO FEDERAL OVERTIME RULE

As you may recall, an Obama era change to the federal overtime rule would have doubled the salary threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476. This would mean that, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employee making less than $913 per week would be entitled to overtime for any hours worked beyond […]

LABOR COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME RATES FOR 2018

Minimum Wage & Overtime Rates Remain Unchanged for 2018 The Office of the Labor Commissioner has released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s minimum wage and daily overtime requirements that will take effect July 1, 2018. The rates for the upcoming year will remain unchanged from last year. This is the seventh year in a row […]

NLRB REVERSES ON TEST FOR JOINT EMPLOYERS

You may recall last August we told you about legislation making its way through Congress to provide a permanent (and more favorable) definition of the joint employer relationship. The Save Local Business Act is still making its way through Congress. However, in the interim, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has changed it’s position twice […]

COURT RULES TRANSGENDER DISCRIMINATION VIOLATES TITLE VII

Earlier this month, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Michigan—ruled that employers cannot discriminate against transgender and transitioning employees. Doing so would violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This case, Stephens v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., is the second ruling from a federal court […]

COMING SOON – AUDIT & CORRECT FLSA ERRORS WITHOUT PENALTIES

On March 6th, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new program to encourage employers to audit their records and correct wage and hour violations they discover without fear of retribution. The DOL recognizes that employers often find errors—failure to pay overtime, misclassification of employees, etc.—when they conduct self-audits […]

2018 NEVADA PAY SURVEY NOW OPEN

Nevada Association of Employers member organizations who participate in our 2018 Nevada Pay Survey receive a copy of the results for FREE. All others may purchase a copy of the results based on the fee schedule below: The results of the 2018 Nevada Pay Survey will be published in July 2018. Can’t wait that long? […]

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