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HR Conference Benefits: Empowering Human Resource Leaders

The Nevada Employer Conference is an annual event for Nevada business professionals and HR leaders seeking to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving landscape of employment law and human resources best practices. This year’s conference, taking place on Friday, June 21, 2024, in Reno, NV promises to be an even bigger and better […]

UNPAID INTERNS: ENSURING STUDENT IS PRIMARY BENEFICIARY

Certain workers — students and interns — may not be considered “employees” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires, among other things, that employers pay employees for all time worked, including at least minimum wage and overtime, if applicable. Workers who are not employees within in the FLSA’s definition may not be […]

CREATING A POSITIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT THROUGH CLEAR EXPECTATIONS AND PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE

Every employee makes mistakes, but to ensure a high-quality work environment, it’s crucial to have a clear plan for addressing repeated issues or serious problems. Onboarding and Ongoing Communication Thoroughly train new hires on company policies and their significance from the start. This foundation sets clear expectations and promotes a smooth transition. Document employee acknowledgement […]

IS AGE JUST A NUMBER? THE REALITY OF AGE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Even though the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was enacted over 40 years ago, a significant portion of workers over the age of 40 report experiencing discrimination in the workplace. Those workers over 40 looking for work often have a more difficult time than their younger counterparts. With an aging population and a growing […]

UNDERSTANDING ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTIONS TO AVOID RETALIATION CLAIMS

Retaliation should be a serious concern for employers as it is one of the most common claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). For many years, over half of the annual charges filed with the EEOC have been retaliation charges. Retaliation occurs when an employer takes an adverse employment action against an employee […]

MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE WITH NAE

In today’s dynamic business environment, staying abreast of evolving employment law is crucial for minimizing risk and fostering a compliant workplace. However, navigating the complexities of federal and state regulations can be a significant time commitment for HR professionals. NAE offers a comprehensive solution, empowering businesses to streamline compliance efforts and focus on core operations. […]

EEOC ISSUES FINAL RULE TO IMPLEMENT PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT; ALREADY FACES LEGAL CHALLENGES

The Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA) is a federal law, which requires employers with 15 or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations for job applicants and employees with known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship. This law went into effect June 27, 2023. However, […]

FTC VOTES TO BAN NONCOMPETE AGREEMENTS

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 in favor of a ban on noncompete agreements. The rule, which affects new and existing noncompete agreements, will go into effect 120 days after the rule is published in the Federal Register. Legal action to block implementation of the rule is likely. Nevertheless, employers should still prepare […]

SALARY EXEMPT – ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES PROPERLY CLASSIFIED?

Determining an employee’s exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is crucial for ensuring accurate wage and overtime compliance. Misclassifying employees as exempt can lead to significant liabilities for employers. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the key factors to consider when classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt, focusing on salary threshold […]

WHEN IS REASONABLE SUSPICION DRUG TESTING JUSTIFIED?

Scenario 1: Separating Fact from Fiction One of your employees has recently exhibited changes in behavior that could be signs of impairment, including increased irritability, more frequent breaks, and persistent sniffles/runny nose. While these symptoms might raise concerns because of what you have seen on television, basing a reasonable suspicion drug test solely on that […]

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