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NEVADA FIRMS BARRED FROM USING MARIJUANA TEST TO REJECT JOB SEEKERS

After nearly two years of allowing recreational marijuana use, Nevada has enacted a law restricting most employers from using a marijuana drug test to reject potential employees. The move comes as a growing number of Nevada businesses move away from cannabis screening as more job applicants use the recreational drug. Since the legalization of marijuana, […]

UPDATE FROM THE 2019 NEVADA LEGISLATIVE SESSION

The 2019 Nevada Legislative Session ended on Monday, June 3rd with many bills heading to Governor Sisolak’s desk for signature. Below is a summary of some of the latest on new laws affecting Nevada employers, including when they will go into effect so you can prepare. AB456 – Minimum Wage Effective July 1, 2019 Minimum […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know remote workers are less likely to stay with a company long-term? There is a constant struggle for employees to stay engaged with their work and with co-workers. Studies show that remote employees don’t feel like they are treated equally and that they feel left out. The obvious benefit of working remotely for […]

HIGH BUT NOT HIRED: COMPANIES PREPARING FOR LEGAL MARIJUANA

Thoran Towler, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Association of Employers, was recently interviewed on how legalization of recreational marijuana has affected employers in Nevada. The potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota is forcing businesses across the state to consider whether to still hire job candidates who fail a drug test. Legislation to legalize recreational […]

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 […]

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 […]

APPROPRIATE STEPS WHEN EMPLOYEES HAVE EXHAUSTED FMLA LEAVE

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave in a 12 month period for certain family and medical reasons. Specifically, for the birth and care of a child within one year of birth; placement of a child for adopted or foster care within one year […]

TALKS CONTINUE REGARDING INCREASING NEVADA MINIMUM WAGE

We previously covered the Office of the Labor Commissioner’s bulletins for Nevada’s 2019 minimum wage and overtime rates. In that article we recapped that minimum wage remains unchanged for 2019, but that Assembly Bill 456 shoots to increase our minimum wage to $12.00 per hour when no qualifying health benefits are offered by the employer. […]

PAY DATA FOR 2017 & 2018 DUE BY SEPTEMBER 30TH

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that covered employers must submit Component 2 data (hours worked and pay data by race, ethnicity, and sex) for 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019. The deadline for submitting Component 1 data (the number of employees by job category, race, sex, and ethnicity) remains unchanged. Covered […]

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