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INCENTIVES FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION

While the number of people seeking information on getting a COVID-19 vaccine increased significantly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer needed to wear masks, only about 40% of the population in the United States is currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccine hesitancy has been an […]

HR AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Workers’ compensation is required in Nevada.  This is insurance that a business must have in place the moment it hires its first employee.  Workers’ compensation insurance covers medical benefits, lost wages, and retraining (when necessary) for an employee who is hurt on the job. The premiums for this insurance are based on wages, which are […]

DID YOU KNOW?

With an employee handbook you can communicate expectations for behavior, benefits, and working conditions. Without clear policies, an organization can struggle with enforcement of work performance standards. Because, without clear policies, how do employees know what is expected of them? In a recent unemployment hearing, a former employee (and unemployment claimant) was asked, “Did your […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the Nevada mask mandate is still in effect? We have started getting calls from employers wanting to know if they can lift the requirement to wear masks in the workplace. Unfortunately, the answer is no. In the Governor’s last press conference, he made it clear that the mask mandate would remain […]

IS ASKING ABOUT THE COVID VACCINE A HIPAA VIOLATION?

In the best of times, people can get confused about what is (and is not) a HIPAA violation.  In pandemic times, with misinformation running rampant, we see it even more. Statements such as, “My manager wants to know if I got a COVID vaccine.  That’s a HIPAA violation!” and “HIPAA means you can’t ask me […]

NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2021 HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Nominate an outstanding HR Professional for our 2021 HR Professional of the Year Award! Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) is accepting nominations for our 2021 HR Professional of the Year. This award is given out to recognize and honor excellence in Human Resources. Do you know someone who is an outstanding HR professional? Is there someone whose […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Few things can stress us out as much as the word interview.  Taken at its basic definition, it shouldn’t be that big of a deal.  Interview – Question (someone) to discover their opinions or experience or orally examine (an applicant for a job).  Seems simple enough, doesn’t it?  And yet, it isn’t.  An interview for […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that it is not permissible to deduct from an employee’s paycheck just because they agreed to something in the handbook? We get calls often about deducting from employees paychecks for a myriad of reasons. Unfortunately, in most cases, the employer is often at a loss because they don’t have the proper documentation […]

DETAILS ON THE LATEST COVID-19 RELIEF PACKAGE

Last week President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act — an economic relief package total $1.9 trillion. While much of the focus has been on the $1,400 direct payments, the relief package also includes money for vaccine rollout, school reopening, small businesses, and more. This is the first major piece of legislation to come […]

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