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NEVADA EMPLOYEE’S ADA CLAIMS DISMISSED DUE TO DRUG USE

Drug Use Prohibits ADA Claims According to Federal Court in Nevada A federal court in Nevada dismissed a casino employee’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims for disability discrimination, wrongful termination, and retaliation based on admitted current drug use. Donald A. Scott Jr. worked at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino between 2006 and 2015. At some […]

FMLA LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYER WHO FAILED TO COMMUNICATE

Strict Compliance with Notice Requirements Important under FMLA The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers to provide different types of notices to an employee when he or she requests FMLA leave, including a general notice about FMLA posted in a conspicuous place, an eligibility notice, a rights and responsibilities notice, and a designation notice. […]

SPOTLIGHT: NEVADA PREGNANT WORKERS’ FAIRNESS ACT

Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act Goes Into Effect October 1st On June 2, 2017, Governor Sandoval signed the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act into law. The Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act requires employers with 15 or more employees to treat female employees and applicants for employment who are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical […]

DOL WITHDRAWS GUIDANCE ON INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR MISCLASSIFICATION

Trump DOL Withdraws 2015 Obama Administration Guidance Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced earlier this month that the Department of Labor would be withdrawing it’s 2015 guidance regarding independent contractors. In 2015, the Wage and Hour Administrator issued an “Administrator’s Interpretation” addressing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The decision to […]

NAE IS NOW A SHRM RECERTIFICATION PROVIDER

Back in April, NAE announced that we had been designated as a HRCI Approved Provider. This allowed NAE to provide credit hours towards recertification of HRCI credentials (aPHR, SPHR, GPHR, etc.). Most, if not all, of our training programs are HRCI pre-approved today. We are happy to announce that we have now also been designated a […]

Demotion – When to Implement and Why  

Having those tough conversations with your employees is never fun or easy, but we have all been there and know that sometimes it just has to be done. A demotion is a compulsory reduction in an employee’s status or job title within your company’s ranking. If and when you choose to take action against an […]

Equal Employment – the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act became an official civil rights law in 1990. This law prohibits the following: Discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life (i.e., jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public). The law is comparable to the same rights given […]

ALL-IN-ONE LABOR LAW POSTER NOW AVAILABLE

Labor Laws Poster Now Available Through NAE! NAE is proud to announce that we now offer an all-in-one state and federal labor law poster for Nevada employers. Make labor law posting compliance easy with our Nevada & Federal Labor Laws poster. Purchase your all-in-one poster today! The all-in-one poster (pictured left) contains all required federal and Nevada labor law notices […]

AMERICAN WORKERS ONLY TAKING HALF OF THEIR EARNED VACATION TIME

WORKERS IN THE U.S. FORFEIT NEARLY HALF OF THEIR VACATION TIME EACH YEAR Employees who receive vacation or paid time off are only taking about half according to a recent survey conducted by Glassdoor. Glassdoor surveyed over 2,200 adults regarding vacation time realities, including the percentage of eligible vacation time/paid time off actually taken, how […]

The EEOC, What You Need to Know

As an employer, you should be aware of the EEOC and how it can help and/or impact you. The EEOC, or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, is a government body that is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants based on their sex (this is all inclusive, i.e., pregnancy, gender […]

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