What’s Hot in HR

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

It doesn’t happen often, but there are certain questions that come through our HR Hotline that make us say — STOP RIGHT THERE. “We are considering reclassifying all our employees as independent contractors.” “So, my employee, who is an independent contractor, didn’t …” “We would like to bring on a former employee as an independent […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

“Hey, Siri!  What are the new Nevada laws about paid time off?” Laughable?  Yes and no. There’s been a lot of chatter lately about technology replacing HR departments. It is certainly true that technology has been instrumental in the evolution (and revolution) of the HR world.  Anyone who has ever processed a payroll with paper […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Summer is drawing to a close.  Vacation requests have (hopefully) slowed down and we are back to business.  Or are we? Way back in 2009 Nevada adopted a law that provides leave entitlements to employees so they can attend school-related activities for their children. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. NRS 392.4577 requires […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

“I want a copy of my file.”  For some reason, these seven words seem to spark fear and trepidation in HR professionals, managers, and owners.  Why?  It’s usually indicative of a disgruntled worker or a former employee who is looking for ways to file a complaint or bring legal action against the company. The good […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

At-will employment is a term used for employment relationships in which an employee can be dismissed by an employer for any reason, and without warning, as long as the reason is not illegal. Employers may find themselves in trouble by disregarding the last piece of at-will employment.  Let’s look at it again. The last 8 […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Join me, if you will, in picturing this scenario: Alice was hired 6 months ago. She struggled during her first month, but the excuses sounded plausible.  She had a learning curve on the software.  She was late due to unforeseen car trouble – a few times.  She made errors that were […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR It’s 1938. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is President. America is unionizing, it’s “depressed,” and there’s a New Deal on the table. Immersed within this monumental piece of legislation was the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA introduced some important wage and hour concepts that had not existed before; all of which […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Nevada is experiencing some impressive economic growth these days. While this is good for our economy, it does present some problems, such as our current labor shortage. One thing we hear over and over again is a cry for help – literally. Once the help is hired, we again receive the […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR As Valentine’s Day draws near and thoughts of love come to mind, we usually don’t include work romances as part of our thought process.  Unless, of course, you are either in HR or are dating (or married to) someone in the work place. The statistics are interesting. 38% of workers say […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Is “stupid” a protected class? Hopefully that question hasn’t put you off. This is an actual question I was asked by a member recently. This member was about to increase their number of employees to the next threshold. All the new rules and regulations (“protected classes”)  they were about to be […]

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