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IRS RELEASES NEW FORM W-4

The IRS has released an updated Form W-4 for 2020 — now titled “Employee’s Withholding Certificate”. The form was updated to reflect changes made to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. What’s New? The primary goal of the revised form was to make it simpler for employees to complete […]

BREATHALYZER FOR MARIJUANA – SOLUTION FOR DETERMINING IF SOMEONE IS IMPAIRED AT WORK?

Two new “breathalyzer” tests being developed by the University of Pittsburgh and Hound Labs, respectively, are set to hit the market in 2020 and are being marketed as the solution that employers have been waiting for. The devices, similar to breathalyzers used to measure breath alcohol content, use advanced technology to detect and measure recent […]

ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE 2019-2020 BENEFITS & PERSONNEL PRACTICES SURVEY

The results of the 2019-2020 Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey are now available. Our Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey is conducted every two years and covers 26 benefit and personnel practice categories, including work schedules, flexible benefits, turnover, safety, appearance standards, benefits for part-time employees, and more. We believe this survey provides the most comprehensive, […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Some of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage provisions are changing as of January 1, 2020. Jobs that are governed by the FLSA are referred to as exempt (often called “salary”) or non-exempt (often called “hourly”).  Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime.  Exempt employees are not (think, exempted from overtime). To be considered exempt […]

DID YOU KNOW?

NAE is always looking for ways to best serve our members. We have been doing that for over 80 years and continually seek to meet or exceed the expectations of our members. A question we hear often from members is, “Do you offer on-site services?” Depending on what the need was, the answer has been […]

CONDUCTING CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS IN NEVADA

On November 18, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a news release detailing the settlement between them and the major retail chain, Dollar General. The settlement was the result of a lawsuit filed against Dollar General by the EEOC wherein they claimed that the company violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act […]

ENGLISH-ONLY RULE COSTS EMPLOYER $2.6 MILLION

Rules requiring that employees speak English in the workplace at all times are generally presumed to violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Nevertheless, English only policies persist and language discrimination lawsuits are on an upswing in recent years. Recently, a San Antonio area spa agreed to pay more than $2.6 million […]

THE THREE P’s OF PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

Performance Reviews.  Some dread them. Some revere them.  Some companies live and die by them. Sometimes they fall woefully short of providing what they are supposed to, which is help the employee remain exemplary, or, in some cases, become exemplary. Some companies don’t even hold performance reviews anymore. If your company conducts these types of […]

COMPENSATION PLANNING IS IMPORTANT AND NAE CAN HELP

As we near the end of 2019, many companies in Nevada are planning for 2020 budgets.  For most Nevada businesses, the single highest budget item is employee compensation.  Often companies make the mistake of seeing compensation as just a cost of business and not an investment in the business.  As you look at you upcoming […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Go for the GOAL! We hear a lot about goal setting in HR. Project Goals. Performance Goals. Achievement Goals.  Compensation Goals.  It’s become such a buzzword that the actual premise of goal setting has become lost – which is a shame because goals done right equal work done well. Think of a goal as a […]

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