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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ISSUES GUIDANCE ON ELECTRONIC POSTING OF FEDERAL NOTICES

In the last year, due to the COVID pandemic, many employers have transitioned some or all of their workforce to remote work. That has raised the question of how to comply with the requirement to post certain notices in a conspicuous place for employees to view. Until recently, there wasn’t an answer to that question. […]

BEING A HR DEPARTMENT OF ONE

There used to be a rule of thumb in HR, when it came to the ratio of human resource professionals to employees.  One HR person for every 100 employees was the norm.  However, what wasn’t specified is the actual amount of work or responsibilities the HR person must handle for these 100 employees.  In a […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that we have updated our training offerings? As we speak with employers in the community, it is interesting to see how often they mention that they have taken our training classes. For some, they still have notes from classes they took from us in the mid-1990’s. For others, they attend or send […]

DOL RELEASES FINAL RULE CLARIFYING INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TEST

On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration issued a memorandum implementing a regulatory freeze, asking the heads of all executive departments and agencies to halt all non-emergency rulemaking pending a review by the new administration. This regulatory freeze likely means the end for the Final Rule on the independent contractor test issued on January 6, […]

PAYROLL TAXES FOR 2021

The following information is provided to assist employers in understanding their employment and payroll tax obligations for 2021. Nevada Association of Employers (NAE) encourages employers to consult with their tax advisor for advice on implementing these tax obligations. Unemployment Insurance Effective January 1, 2021, the Nevada taxable wage base for calendar year 2021 is $33,400 […]

IRS ANNOUNCES 2021 STANDARD MILEAGE RATE

On December 22, 2020, the IRS released it’s annual optional standard mileage rate for 2021. 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, 2021, the optional standard mileage rates are: 56 cents per mile driven for business […]

AVOIDING AGE DISCRIMINATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Early in the pandemic, the primary concern of age discrimination in employment centered on the mass layoffs and furloughs that were being conducted when many businesses were ordered to shut down their operations. Often, when employers conduct mass layoffs there can be the tendency to let go of older (and likely more expensive) employees in […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that it is recommended to do a yearly I-9 audit? It is so important to do regular checks of your employee files and I-9s and this time of the year is the perfect time to do it. If you need assistance, NAE can help. Our team of experienced professionals can assist through […]

THE FATE OF FFCRA IN 2021

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) went into effect in April 2020 and by it’s terms is set to expire on December 31, 2020.  As this date draws near, employers are left wondering whether FFCRA will be extended in to 2021 or not? As of this article, there is no legislation pending before Congress […]

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