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THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE

Male. Female. Nonbinary. The way we think about gender is changing. Employers need to understand this changing landscape so gender-related issues do not arise in the workplace. The Statistics A recent study by the Williams Institute, a part of UCLA Law School, estimated that there are nearly 1.4 million transgender or gender-nonbinary adults in the […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker A longtime employee, with nothing derogatory in her personnel file, resigns from the company.  During her employment with the company, she had accrued PTO, which according to the employee handbook is paid upon termination up to a maximum of 80 hours.  The employee had accrued almost double the maximum payout amount of […]

TERMINATION FOR MARIJUANA USE? NOT SO FAST.

Termination for Medical Marijuana Use Goes to Court Clark County District Judge Mark Bailus is allowing a wrongful termination case against Sunrise Hospital to move forward. On Tuesday, Judge Bailus rejected Sunrise Hospital’s motion to dismiss a former employee’s lawsuit alleging wrongful termination in violation of Nevada’s medical marijuana law. The lawsuit also alleges that […]

CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND ONGOING EDUCATION

The Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) has partnered with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) to offer NAE members unparalleled benefits when obtaining or renewing their HRCI certifications. What is the HR Certification Institute? HRCI offers 7 different certifications throughout the stages of your HR career. Not only do these certifications show your dedication to your practice, it sets […]

IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT INCREASING – ARE YOU READY FOR AN ICE VISIT?

Under the Trump Administration, immigration enforcement is increasing. This is apparent from the recent raid of nearly 100 7-Eleven stores around the country, including Nevada, resulting in at least 21 arrests. Are you ready for a visit from ICE? Earlier this year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced a comprehensive […]

ETHICS AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: A BALANCE

Motivation is the underlying drive of individuals to accomplish tasks and goals, but the question is, how do you get your employees motivated? There are many factors that can influence employee motivation including the organization’s internal structure, the integrity of your company’s operations, and the company culture as a whole. In the workplace, it is integral to motivate […]

EMPLOYERS ARE CONSIDERING RELAXING POT TESTING

Opinion By: Thoran Towler, Chief Executive Officer, Nevada Association of Employers As we start to roll through 2018, the challenges of legalized marijuana continue for Nevada employers. “I can’t find a single applicant that isn’t stoned!” This was the key comment from a call I recently received from a frustrated client calling our human resources […]

EEOC RELEASES 2017 ENFORCEMENT DATA

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2017, which ended September 30, 2017. In 2017, the EEOC received 84,254 workplace discrimination charges and secured $398 million from private employers and state and local government employers through voluntary resolutions and litigation. The breakdown of charges received is as follows: […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

by: Amy Matthews Are you in love with your boss? Easy, now. Not that kind of love.  But, the kind of love that makes you want to do better, work harder and achieve more. It sounds like traditional, fluffy, ooey-gooey love. It’s similar in that it makes one want to be a better person, to please […]

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