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TERMINATION FOR MARIJUANA USE? NOT SO FAST.

Termination for Medical Marijuana Use Goes to Court Clark County District Judge Mark Bailus is allowing a wrongful termination case against Sunrise Hospital to move forward. On Tuesday, Judge Bailus rejected Sunrise Hospital’s motion to dismiss a former employee’s lawsuit alleging wrongful termination in violation of Nevada’s medical marijuana law. The lawsuit also alleges that […]

EEOC RELEASES 2017 ENFORCEMENT DATA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2017, which ended September 30, 2017. In 2017, the EEOC received 84,254 workplace discrimination charges and secured $398 million from private employers and state and local government employers through voluntary resolutions and litigation. The breakdown of charges received is as follows: […]

DON’T MISS THESE UPCOMING DEADLINES

Stay On Top of These Dates to Stay Compliant Staying on top of all the filing deadlines and reporting dates can be difficult. Even the most organized employer can miss a deadline. Missing filing deadlines and reporting dates can result in adverse consequences for the employer. To ensure you remain in compliance, Nevada Association of Employers has […]

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW MEMBER PORTAL

Pay Membership Dues, Register for Training Online, and So Much MORE! Over the next week, we will be rolling out our new Member Portal. What does this mean for you? It means that you, as a member of NAE, will be able to do more with your membership through our website. You will continue have access to the same great member-exclusive content, […]

COMPLIANCE CHECK – NEW LAWS FOR 2018

Start Off the New Year Right — Make Sure You are in Compliance The 2017 Nevada Legislative Session was a busy one for those who follow developments in labor and employment law. Bills to raise the minimum wage, provide paid sick leave to employees, and allow for triple the amount in damages on wage claims […]

Sexual Harassment Training: How to Avoid Harassment

What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Although […]

PAYROLL TAXES FOR 2018

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE The 2018 Nevada taxable wage base will be $30,500 (up from $29,500 for 2017), which is based on 66 2/3% of the average annual wage in covered employment for the preceding calendar year rounded to the nearest $100. The tax rate schedule prescribes rates ranging from .25% to 5.4%.  Employers will continue to […]

2018 STANDARD MILEAGE RATES ANNOUNCED

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service  issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (including vans, pickups, or panel trucks) will be: 54.5 cents for […]

NAE WAS AUDITED

No business is exempt from a government audit, not even us We recently received a letter from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (“DETR”) stating “Your business has been selected for an audit regarding Nevada Unemployment insurance taxes”. The letter went on to list about a dozen items that an auditor needed to review […]

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