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DOL RELEASES FINAL RULE CLARIFYING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TEST

On January 6, 2021 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule clarifying the definition of independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule is set to become effective on March 8, 2021. “This rule brings long-needed clarity for American workers and employers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene […]

PAYROLL TAXES FOR 2021

The following information is provided to assist employers in understanding their employment and payroll tax obligations for 2021. Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) encourages employers to consult with their tax advisor for advice on implementing these tax obligations. Unemployment Insurance Effective January 1, 2021, the Nevada taxable wage base for calendar year 2021 is $33,400 […]

IRS ANNOUNCES 2021 STANDARD MILEAGE RATE

On December 22, 2020, the IRS released it’s annual optional standard mileage rate for 2021. The optional standard mileage rate is used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2021, the optional standard mileage rates are: 56 cents per mile driven for business […]

AVOIDING AGE DISCRIMINATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Early in the pandemic, the primary concern of age discrimination in employment centered on the mass layoffs and furloughs that were being conducted when many businesses were ordered to shut down their operations. Often, when employers conduct mass layoffs there can be the tendency to let go of older (and likely more expensive) employees in […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that it is recommended to do a yearly I-9 audit? It is so important to do regular checks of your employee files and I-9s and this time of the year is the perfect time to do it. If you need assistance, NAE can help. Our team of experienced professionals can assist through […]

THE FATE OF FFCRA IN 2021

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect in April 2020 and by it’s terms is set to expire on December 31, 2020.  As this date draws near, employers are left wondering whether FFCRA will be extended in to 2021 or not? As of this article, there is no legislation pending before Congress […]

CDC UPDATES GUIDANCE ON QUARANTINE FOLLOWING COVID EXPOSURE

Until recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance was that individuals who have had close contact with a confirmed positive or a suspected positive COVID case quarantine for a period of 14 days. However, understanding the burdens a 14-day quarantine imposes on businesses and individuals, the CDC has updated its guidance providing […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Ever since March 2020, we have taken thousands of calls about how the pandemic is changing the typical business model. Overnight (literally), many businesses had to close, reduce occupancy, or shift to a remote work model.  We find ourselves in this position again with Nevada’s current Statewide Pause. Even before we were in the midst […]

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