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REMINDER: TIME OFF TO VOTE IN NEVADA

As Election Day approaches every two years the questions regarding employees taking time off to vote on Election Day begin to surface. This year is no different. Since we are two weeks away from Election Day and forecasts are predicting record voter turnout for the 2020 General Election, this is a good time to review […]

MANDATORY VACCINATIONS — CAN YOU AND SHOULD YOU?

The convergence of flu season and the COVID-19 pandemic have employers considering — possibly for the first time — whether to mandate that employees get vaccinated to prevent the spread of influenza and COVID-19 in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends getting the seasonal flu vaccine to help protect against influenza, which […]

DID YOU KNOW?

We have all read articles on employee engagement. Everyone seems to have the magic puzzle piece for how to solve engagement issues for an organization. The reality is that employee engagement is multi-faceted. It starts at recruitment and ends when the employee leaves the company. What happens during that time is vital to the success […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

2020 has many of us in a charged emotional state.  Between the pandemic, civil unrest, and economic troubles, it is difficult to identify how we feel sometimes. Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to educate our staff when it comes to inclusive behavior.  Different backgrounds, religions, morals, ethics, and values all come into […]

POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE

It is that time again. Another presidential election in the United States is upon us. And if we learned anything from the 2016 election, it is sure to be filled with hotly contested political discussion and debates. Paired with the current push for social justice through the Black Lives Matter movement and the issues surrounding […]

DOL ISSUES REVISIONS TO REGULATIONS ON PAID LEAVE UNDER FFCRA

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revisions to the regulations on paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The revisions address the issues in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s decision on August 3, 2020, which found […]

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS FACE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO COVID-19

While many are familiar with the liability protections for businesses that came from Senate Bill 4 (SB4), it also implemented new requirements for public accommodations to limit the transmission of COVID-19 among employees and guests. Those provisions include implementation of a written response plan, which includes procedures for sanitization and handwashing, screening and social distancing, […]

IRS ISSUES GUIDANCE ON PAYROLL TAX DEFERRAL

As we previously advised, on August 8th President Trump signed an Executive Order authorizing the deferral of certain payroll taxes for September 1 through December 31, 2020. Specifically, the Executive Order authorizes, but does not require employers to suspend the withholding and payment of the employee portion of Social Security taxes. President Trump has said […]

DOL UPDATES FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT FAQs

On August 27, 2020, the Department of Labor issued several updates to their “Frequently Asked Questions” concerning the application and enforcement of mandatory leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). With school starting, the timing of the updates proved very useful as the DOL sought to address questions surrounding the entitlement of leave […]

DID YOU KNOW?

In this crazy avalanche of 2020, we have seen so many new issues arise. New laws have been enacted. We have had new employee scenarios that we never thought we would have to deal with. We have handled the implementation of mask requirements. We have navigated changes to our workforce by implementing remote work, conducting […]

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