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WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Earlier in the fall, we had a member reach out to us and ask about cyber security.  At first, we were a bit confused—thinking this to be an IT matter, not an HR matter.  After some brief research and internal discussion, it became clear that this absolutely is an issue for […]

TIME OFF TO VOTE – WHAT’S REQUIRED IN NEVADA?

Election Day is fast approaching. You may already be hearing from employees who want to take time off to exercise their right to vote on November 6, 2018. While federal law does not mandate that employers provide their employees with time off—paid or unpaid—to vote, many states do. This includes Nevada. Nevada law requires employers […]

OSHA ISSUES CLARIFICATION ON POST-ACCIDENT DRUG TESTING

Post-Accident Testing Does Not Violate OSHA Final Rule As you may recall, in early 2016 OSHA published a final rule that, among other things, amended 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35 to prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. In the preamble to the final rule, OSHA discussed how the final rule could apply […]

WHERE ARE WE? ONE YEAR OF #METOO

It’s been one year since workplace sexual harassment started making headlines. Of course, #MeToo has been around much longer (originating in 2006), but the Harvey Weinstein allegations (as well as those against other public figures) turned #MeToo into a national movement. This national movement has resulted in increased attention on sexual harassment both by employers, […]

BEST PRACTICES FOR AVOIDING RETALIATION CLAIMS

Retaliation was the most filed claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2017—nearly half of all charges included a claim of retaliation. How do employers avoid being part of that statistic? What is Retaliation? Retaliation exists where there is a protected activity by an employee, an adverse employment action by the […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By Amy Matthews, SPHR Compliance. For a myriad of reasons, this is a word that gets mixed reactions from employers. Some find it annoying – a necessary evil.  Forced to comply with all the rules and regulations because “The Man” says they must. Others are leading the charge. Current and accurate Labor and Safety postings?  […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Periodically, employers can be somewhat parental and make decisions that are well intended but can lead to problems.  For example, an employer witnesses a senior employee lifting heavy boxes and decides to transfer the employee to a less labor-intensive position.  The employee enjoys his position and does not want to be transferred.  […]

NEW BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

New Requirements for Employers Who Use Third-Party Background Check Companies Beginning September 21, employers who use a third-party background check company to conduct background checks must use the updated Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Background checks, provided by a background check company, that investigate a job applicant’s or employee’s credit, […]

Nevada Employers Should Prepare for Gen Z

According to a recent study by Bloomberg, people of Generation Z or Gen Z, will outnumber members of the millennial generation by 2019. Millennials are the current dominant age demographic across the world. Members of Generation Z were born after 2001 whereas millennials were born between 1980 and 2000. Just as Baby Boomers and Gen […]

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