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WHAT’S HOT IN HR

Being in human resources during a pandemic is a bit of trial by fire.  That said, being in human resources is always a touchy position. We guard the castle, keep the secrets, announce and enforce policy, pay employees, handle medical benefits, listen to grievances, and sometimes even grab lunch for everyone.  We hire, fire, promote, […]

DID YOU KNOW?

As many employers are in the reopening phase or preparing for it, there have been questions arising about how to communicate with the employees. Many HR professionals and business owners are starting to rethink their communication strategies. Some may have heard complaints from employees during this time while others are noticing that employees do not […]

PRE-SHIFT COVID-19 SCREENINGS AND SELF-ASSESSMENTS

Following Governor Sisolak‚Äôs May 7, 2020 announcement to begin Phase 1 of the Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery, many businesses were permitted to reopen under certain restrictions. The State of Nevada subsequently issued industry specific guidance on those restrictions for the businesses permitted to reopen. Notably, for every industry it is either mandatory or suggested […]

EEOC ANNOUNCES DELAY IN EEO REPORTING DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced it would be delaying the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections due to COVID-19. The EEOC stated that it “recognizes the impact that the current public health emergency is having on workplaces across America and […]

STATE ISSUES INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESSES DURING PHASE 1

On May 7, 2020, Governor Sisolak announced that Nevada would move into Phase 1 of the Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery beginning on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Among the businesses that were allowed to reopen in Phase 1, with certain restrictions, were restaurants, hair and nail salons, retail establishments, furniture showrooms, automobile dealerships, and others. […]

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES DATE TO BEGIN REOPENING NEVADA

This afternoon Governor Sisolak announced his plans and a date for Phase 1 of reopening Nevada. In the Nevada United Roadmap to Recovery released on April 30th, the Governor outlined the statewide criteria that must be met before moving into Phase 1, including a consistent and sustainable downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases and decrease in […]

GOVERNOR SISOLAK ISSUES DIRECTIVE FREEZING GARNISHMENTS

On April 30, 2020, Governor Sisolak signed emergency Directive 017 aimed at providing temporary economic relief to Nevada by freezing some garnishment actions and executions of judgments. All writs of execution and writs of garnishment currently in effect shall be stayed and no new writs of garnishment or writs of execution may be issued or […]

USE OF PTO & FFCRA LEAVE CONCURRENTLY POSSIBLE SAYS DOL

The Department of Labor (DOL) has been updating it’s guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for employers as new issues come up in the implementation of this new law. One recent update clarified in what situations an employee may be able to take employer-provided paid time off concurrently with certain FFCRA leaves. […]

READY TO REOPEN?

Where were you at 6pm on March 17, 2020?  Well, if you live and work in Nevada, you may remember that as the moment when Governor Sisolak ordered all non-essential businesses to close starting at noon on March 18, and all casinos to shut their doors at midnight.  The casinos had 6 hours to close […]

DID YOU KNOW?

In this time of economic change, wages tend to fluctuate. It is times like this when having feedback from employers in your area can be beneficial. While some employers have shut their doors, others have created more opportunities. Some employers have added bonuses, some have added hazard pay. There are the employers that implemented pay […]

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