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SPOTLIGHT: CHANGES REGARDING NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

On June 3, 2017, Governor Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 276, which amends NRS 613 to set new standards for non-compete agreements. These new standards became effective upon the Governor’s signature. A non-compete agreement is an agreement between an employer and employee, which states that upon termination of employment the employee is prohibited from pursuing employment in competition with […]

NEVADA’S MANUFACTURING JOBS SEEING DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH

Manufacturing Jobs in Nevada See Double-Digit Wage Growth Since Recession A growing demand for blue-collar workers in Nevada has pushed wages higher over the last five years, providing more proof that the state’s economy has rebounded since the Great Recession, according to a recent report. The Nevada Association of Employers surveyed 75 state employers and […]

LEAVE FOR SCHOOL-RELATED ACTIVITIES

A new school year is upon us. In addition to school supplies, a new school year brings field trips, parent-teacher conferences, and a myriad of school activities in which parents like to or are required to participate. As such, it is a good time to review leave for school-related activities in Nevada. Nevada law states that an employer […]

MANAGER MISTAKES WITH COSTLY CONSEQUENCES

Failing to training and educate managers and supervisors is one of the biggest mistakes any business can make and one that creates one of the biggest risk areas for any business. Training your managers is the easiest way to avoid this risk. Everyone makes mistakes — that’s to be expected. However, certain manager mistakes can result […]

WORKING 9-TO-5 – A THING OF THE PAST?

IS THE TRADITIONAL WORKDAY A THING OF THE PAST? ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY, THE ANSWER IS YES. The poll, which was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder, surveyed more than 3,200 full-time workers nationwide. More than 3 in 5 workers (61% of survey participants) indicated that they believed the traditional workday was […]

Supervisor Training: Leadership Styles

Leadership style is the means by which someone gives direction, implements plans, and motivates people. Whether you are in upper management or a low-level employee, leadership style will affect you and the efficiency of operations. It is likely that you or one of your employees in an upper management position, uses one or two leadership styles […]

CONGRESS MOVES TO DEFINE JOINT EMPLOYER TO PROTECT BUSINESS

Congress isn’t waiting for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) or the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Save Local Business Act, a bill with bipartisan support, has been introduced in the House of Representatives to rewrite the definition of joint employer. The NLRB’s 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris expanded the definition of joint employer. In Browning-Ferris, the Board […]

NEW FORM I-9 AVAILABLE; EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO USE BY SEPTEMBER 18TH

As we advised back in March, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published the newest version of the Form I-9 on July 17, 2017. The form is available for download from their website. Employers are permitted to use the prior version with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through September 17th, but will be required […]

Motivation in Organizational Behavior

All of us have had a job where its seemingly impossible to get motivated. Maybe you’re not getting paid enough, not seeing success, or not getting recognition from your boss. Motivation is essentially the underlying drive of individuals to accomplish tasks and goals. There are many factors that can influence employee motivation including organizational structure, […]

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