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2020 NEVADA PAY SURVEY – NOW OPEN

It’s that time of year again! Nevada Association of Employers is currently collecting data for our annual Nevada Pay Survey. NAE encourages all Nevada businesses to participate in our annual pay survey. Whether you are in the Reno/Sparks area, Las Vegas, Carson City, or Elko, your pay data is important to us. Your pay data helps us determine what businesses […]

SMOKERS NEED NOT APPLY SAYS U-HAUL, EXCEPT IN NEVADA – WHY?

U-Haul recently made headlines for its announcement that, beginning February 1, 2020, it will no longer hire people who use nicotine products. U-Haul’s reasoning is based on its commitment to promoting and empowering a healthy workforce. “We are deeply invested in the well-being of our Team Members,” stated Jessica Lopez, U-Haul Chief of Staff. “Nicotine […]

IRS ANNOUNCES STANDARD MILEAGE RATE FOR 2020

On December 31, 2019, the IRS released it’s annual optional standard mileage rate for 2020. 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, 2020, the optional standard mileage rates are: 57.5 cents per mile driven for business […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

HR is customer service. Human resources has come a long way since it’s early days.  Think “personnel,” when all HR did was handle disciplinary actions, hire, fire and maybe payroll.  Today, HR can wear many hats.  HR handles administrative tasks, payroll, benefits, employee relations, recruiting, and retention.  In some cases, HR also handles IT, risk […]

CLOSING THE PAY EQUITY GAP

The issue of pay equity between male and female employees is an often-discussed issue in employment law. Recently, this discussion was moved to the forefront of American culture after the U.S. Women’s Soccer team secured their second consecutive World Cup. The primary talking point was that while the most recent Men’s soccer team failed to […]

IRS RELEASES NEW FORM W-4

The IRS has released an updated Form W-4 for 2020 — now titled “Employee’s Withholding Certificate”. The form was updated to reflect changes made to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. What’s New? The primary goal of the revised form was to make it simpler for employees to complete […]

BREATHALYZER FOR MARIJUANA – SOLUTION FOR DETERMINING IF SOMEONE IS IMPAIRED AT WORK?

Two new “breathalyzer” tests being developed by the University of Pittsburgh and Hound Labs, respectively, are set to hit the market in 2020 and are being marketed as the solution that employers have been waiting for. The devices, similar to breathalyzers used to measure breath alcohol content, use advanced technology to detect and measure recent […]

ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE 2019-2020 BENEFITS & PERSONNEL PRACTICES SURVEY

The results of the 2019-2020 Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey are now available. Our Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey is conducted every two years and covers 26 benefit and personnel practice categories, including work schedules, flexible benefits, turnover, safety, appearance standards, benefits for part-time employees, and more. We believe this survey provides the most comprehensive, […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Some of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage provisions are changing as of January 1, 2020. Jobs that are governed by the FLSA are referred to as exempt (often called “salary”) or non-exempt (often called “hourly”).  Non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime.  Exempt employees are not (think, exempted from overtime). To be considered exempt […]

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