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SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS IN THE WORKPLACE

In today’s day and age, many employers may consider installing surveillance cameras in the workplace for numerous reasons including the safety of their employees. If an employer is considering installing surveillance cameras that record employees’ conversations, it is important to know Nevada law regarding the subject since the state has specific requirements. First thing to […]

DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN RESOURCES

Have you ever been attacked at work? Physically or verbally?  Unfortunately, as Human Resources, we are often the bearer of bad news, which means we are often on the receiving end of an employee’s frustrations. Those frustrations at times can (and do) escalate. Many years ago, an employee I was terminating became so angry at […]

DOL PROPOSES CHANGES TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RULE; EXTENDS COMMENT PERIOD

Last month, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a final rule changing the interpretation of independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed changes would establish the standard as a totality of the circumstances test. This is a shift from the rule proposed during the final days of the Trump administration, which […]

ELECTION DAY IS AROUND THE CORNER – WHAT IS REQUIRED IN NEVADA?

As Election Day approaches the questions regarding employees taking time off to vote begin to surface. This year is no different. Since we are one week away from Election Day, this is a good time to review Nevada’s requirements for taking time off to vote. While there is no federal requirement that employees receive time off to […]

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES ARE KEY TO EFFICIENCY & CONTINUITY

If your Office Manager didn’t show up to work tomorrow, would you know what to do?  If your Production Manager had to take 6 weeks off for medical reasons, could someone step in?  If your Controller takes a 12-week maternity leave, would her colleagues know how to do her job?  If you aren’t sure or […]

CELEBRATING SPOOKY SEASON

Halloween is right around the corner. This spooky holiday is a great opportunity for employees in different departments within the organization to connect and celebrate the spookiest time of the year. To ensure your Halloween celebrations remain fun and not frightful, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Whether you allow employees […]

STEPS TO PREVENT WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Unfortunately, workplace violence is still an ongoing issue in workplaces today. Workplace violence is typically defined as any acts or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) reports that acts of violence and other injuries is currently the […]

DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF AN EMPLOYEE

The death of an employee can be a difficult time for a company, especially when the death involves a long-time employee.  If human resources has not had to deal with the death of an employee, they may be unsure as how to proceed. There are some simple steps that all companies can take so that […]

REQUIRING WORKERS TO SHARE TIPS WITH MANAGERS COSTS RESTAURANT $230K

Following an investigation, a Texas-based restaurant group has been ordered to pay more than $230,000 in back wages to workers who were required to share their tips, by company policy, with restaurant managers. While the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) permits both tipped and nontipped employees to share in tips, it prohibits employers, managers, and […]

2022-2023 BENEFITS & PERSONNEL PRACTICES SURVEY NOW OPEN

NAE is currently collecting data for its 2022-2023 Benefits & Personnel Practices Survey. All Nevada business are encouraged to participate. This annual survey collects important information regarding benefits and personnel practices for businesses throughout the state. We believe it provides the most comprehensive, reliable, and current information available for Nevada. The survey covers 24 benefit […]

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