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NAE HAS HEART

NAE is always looking for ways to give back to the community. To that end, NAE will be participating in the 2018 Northern Nevada Heart & Stroke Walk on September 16, 2018. We invite you to join our team! All NAE Has Heart team members receive a team t-shirt for participating. The Heart & Stroke Walk is […]

RESPECTFUL COMMUNICATION IN COMPANY CULTURE

Company culture is a hot term floating around many employers across the United States right now. According to Kate Gonger of Gizmodo.com, Google recently released a statement to its employees stating that, “[Google would like to continue] its open culture while enforcing respectful communication among employees.” Some industries, technology in particular, see the terms “open culture” […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker A recent HR Hotline call brought up an issue we see quite frequently: termination of an employee where poor performance has not been documented. Of course, in these situations, things are always more complicated than they first appear. This was the case in this recent HR Hotline call. Company recently rehired an […]

US SUPREME COURT BANS MANDATORY PUBLIC UNION FEES

Mandatory Public Sector Union Fees Ruled Unconstitutional; Violate First Amendment Today, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court overturned 40 years of precedent by ruling that mandatory public sector union dues are unconstitutional. The case, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, U.S., No. 16-1466, overturns the 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews I once worked with a manager who could never remember his HR-related acronyms.  When it came to FMLA, he called it “LOL WTH.”  While this seems humorous at the outset, it isn’t funny when it comes to actually working within the parameters of the FMLA rules. What is FMLA? Basically, FMLA applies […]

NLRB RELAXES SCRUTINY ON HANDBOOK RULES

On June 6, 2018, the General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a memorandum outlining the NLRB’s enforcement position on employee handbook rules following the decision in The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14, 2017). The memo makes it clear that employers can expect less scrutiny and more freedom in […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Can an employer force an employee to participate in a workplace investigation? A member recently called our HR Hotline with this dilemma. An accident occurred involving one of their customers on company premises.  It was a bad accident and the customer was seriously injured.  Before help arrived on the scene, for reasons […]

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