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GOVERNOR MANDATES “STAY AT HOME” BEGINNING MIDNIGHT APRIL 1

Since March 17th, Governor Sisolak has asked Nevadans to “Stay Home for Nevada” to help flatten the curve. On March 31st, the Governor has formally issued a “Stay at Home” directive and extended the closure of nonessential businesses, gaming, and schools to April 30, 2020. The “Stay At Home” directive went into effect at midnight […]

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS CARES ACT: HOW DOES IT AFFECT NEVADA EMPLOYERS?

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This massive piece of federal legislation is aimed at providing relief to both individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While many portions of the bill have made headlines in recent days, such as individual […]

HR DURING COVID-19

Who needs human resources? As we have all recently learned — just about everyone! Human resources during times of crisis (or pandemic, as the case may be) are crucial to business. Don’t believe me? Let’s look at what HR has been asked to do during the last week and a half: Layoff hundreds (sometimes thousands) […]

EMERGENCY REGULATIONS AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Department of Public Safety adopts emergency regulations to provide guidance and clarity to Nevada businesses On March 20th, the Nevada Department of Public Safety adopted emergency regulations to define essential and non-essential businesses as well as parameters for essential businesses to conduct business. The emergency regulations will amend Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) section 414 – […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Today, the only thing on most of our minds is COVID-19. We have safety concerns, we worry about our businesses, and employers are concerned about their employees. We’ve gotten calls and emails about the differences between layoffs and furloughs, how to handle unemployment and what will the impact be? On March 12th, the Labor Department […]

GUIDANCE FOLLOWING GOVERNOR SISOLAK’S ANNOUNCEMENT

Following Governor Sisolak’s announcement that all non-essential businesses are to close temporarily for 30 days effective 12pm on March 18th, there has been a lot of confusion as to which businesses that applied to. To provide some additional guidance, the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative was issued, outlining social distancing guidelines, a listing […]

CLARIFYING RENO MAYOR’S TEMPORARY CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT

Late on March 16, 2020, Reno Mayor Hilary Schieve announced that she would be implementing temporary mandatory closures of all non-essential businesses, starting Tuesday March 17 at 10:00am, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. The unilateral decision by Mayor Schieve left many Reno businesses confused and scrambling as she had failed to […]

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