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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE MANDATE

The White House has announced that employers will be allowed to claim a religious or moral objection to the Affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare) requirement that employer-provided health benefits include no-cost birth control coverage. Under the ACA, non-grandfathered plans must cover eighteen FDA-approved types of contraception, including oral contraceptives, IUDs, […]

The Role of Employer Associations

At your workplace, you may have heard about the concept of an employer association. The term is tossed around, but what does an employer association do? Basically, they provide assistance and resources for businesses. The Nevada Association of Employers specializes in HR services, government relations services, navigation of Nevada labor laws, training, and surveys. All of […]

THE GROWING GIG ECONOMY

The so-called gig economy, in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements, is slowly changing the face of American business — and forcing employers across the Las Vegas Valley to adjust. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. […]

IRS RELEASES DRAFT FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR 2017 ACA REPORTING

Despite efforts in Congress to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare or ACA), it appears, at least for now, that the ACA is here to stay. That means that employers must remain in compliance with the coverage and reporting provisions. Under the ACA, individuals are required to have health insurance and applicable […]

JUDGE SAYS NO TO OBAMA ERA OVERTIME RULE

In an order issued August 31st, U.S. District Court Judge Amos Mazzant struck down the Obama-era federal overtime rule that would have raised the salary threshold to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” exemptions (executive, administrative and professional). This means that the existing overtime regulations remain in effect. The rule proposed to more than […]

BENEFITS & PERSONNEL PRACTICES SURVEY NOW OPEN!

The Nevada Association of Employers is currently collecting data for its 2017-2018 Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey. New this year, NAE will be collecting all benefits and personnel practices data electronically — no more completing an endless spreadsheet of data. Simply click the link below to be directed to the online survey. It’s as simple as that. Instructions […]

PAY DATA REPORTING ON REVISED EEO-1 FORM SUSPENDED

On August 29th, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced an immediate stay of the effective date of the pay data collection provisions of the revised EEO-1 form. The revised form was set to go into effect March 31, 2018. OMB noted a concern that some aspects of the revised collection of […]

CONNECTICUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW NOT PREEMPTED BY FEDERAL LAW — WHAT THIS MAY MEAN FOR NEVADA?

LESSONS LEARNED FROM OTHER STATES – DEALING WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA Earlier this month,  a United States District Court Judge in Connecticut ruled, among other things, that federal law did not preempt enforcement of Connecticut law prohibiting employers from firing or refusing to hire someone who uses marijuana for medicinal purposes. While the decision in Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Company […]

MORE AND MORE BUSINESSES MOVING TO NEVADA

Shane Roskie just moved to Reno from Parker, Colorado to be closer to his girlfriend. The two quickly realized that the housing market was tight. “There’s not much to really look at,” he said. He purchased a new home in Double Diamond with his girlfriend because he couldn’t find one in an already established neighborhood. […]

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