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2022 NEVADA PAY SURVEY – COLLECTING DATA NOW

It’s that time of year again! Nevada Association of Employers is currently collecting data for our annual Nevada Pay Survey. This survey is conducted each year to get up-to-date market data on how employers compensate their employees in Nevada. This is the only survey of it’s kind that provides Nevada-specific data. NAE encourages all Nevada businesses to participate […]

ALIGNING HR WITH BUSINESS STRATEGY

From the moment the business owner hires their first employee, human resources comes into play. That first hire is usually brought in to help the owner accomplish their goal of running a successful business. Then, as the company grows, more hires are made. If the business owner has a goal to sell 10,000 widgets during […]

THE FATE OF FFCRA IN 2021

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect in April 2020 and by it’s terms is set to expire on December 31, 2020.  As this date draws near, employers are left wondering whether FFCRA will be extended in to 2021 or not? As of this article, there is no legislation pending before Congress […]

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES FACE MASKS MANDATORY BEGINNING FRIDAY

This evening Governor Sisolak provided an update on Nevada’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Speculation before the press conference was that Governor Sisolak was going to mandate face coverings in public as other states have done. Nevada is one of many states that have seen an increase in positive cases in recent weeks. As […]

THE EVOLUTION OF HR: 1994 TO PRESENT

As employment laws evolved over the 20th and 21st century, some new thoughts and methods came to light about human resources. It took some time for the idea of HR as something more than personnel or “paper pushers” to gain traction, but once it did, we began to see an evolution in human resources. One […]

READY TO REOPEN?

Where were you at 6pm on March 17, 2020?  Well, if you live and work in Nevada, you may remember that as the moment when Governor Sisolak ordered all non-essential businesses to close starting at noon on March 18, and all casinos to shut their doors at midnight.  The casinos had 6 hours to close […]

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 […]

RESPONDING TO THE CORONAVIRUS

Given the uncertainty of the present situation, guidance on how to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic is ever changing. The Nevada Association of Employers is working diligently to provide current information to its members. To that end, we have put together a frequently asked questions (FAQs) guide on the Member Portal to answer some of […]

ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS: ENFORCEABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE?

In the employment context, arbitration can be an advantageous option in resolving disputes between employers and employees. Arbitration usually allows for a quicker resolution, while keeping the costs of litigation relatively low. As a result, many employers are now instituting mandatory arbitration programs as a condition of the employee’s employment to address any claims arising […]

AUTO-DEDUCTED BREAKS GETS HOSPITAL IN HOT WATER

Nevada law requires that employers provide employees with appropriate meal and rest periods. Employees who work a continuous eight (8) hour period are entitled to an uninterrupted 30-minute meal period (NRS 608.019). Employees are entitled to a 10-minute rest period for every four (4) hours worked; employees who work three and one-half (3.5) hours or […]

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