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SALARIED EXEMPT EMPLOYEES — BUT ARE THEY?

By some estimates up to 70% of employers are in violation of some provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Misclassifying of employees as exempt is one of the most common violations and can be the most costly. Why is misclassification so common? Because the rules surrounding who is exempt are some of the most […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews There’s some chatter lately about changing trends when it comes to managing performance and retention for employees. The annual performance review (with the obligatory raise) is on its way out the door for many companies. Even quarterly reviews are losing some steam. Instead, companies that are in touch with their culture are […]

IS SECRET RECORDING PERMITTED IN NEVADA?

It was recently reported that Omarosa Manigault Newman, former reality television star on The Apprentice, secretly recorded conversations she had with President Donald Trump during her time as his presidential aid. It’s reported that Manigault Newman also recorded conversations in the White House’s ‘situation room’, one of the most secure areas in the White House. […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Does your company use a staffing firm or temporary agency to fill positions for an interim assignment or on a temp-to-hire basis?  What if one of those contingent workers asked you (not the agency) for a reasonable accommodation due to a disability?  Would you have an interactive conversation with the worker regarding […]

DOES NRS 613.333 ALLOW FOR OFF-DUTY CANNABIS USE?

In February of this year, Thoran Towler, our CEO at Nevada Association of Employers, wrote an article for the Reno Gazette Journal that explored recreational cannabis use in relation to Nevada’s waning labor supply. In the article, Towler implicitly raises the question, “Should Nevada employers consider revising their drug policies to accommodate the hiring of […]

OMG FMLA – HOW TO COMPLY & AVOID LIABILITY

The Family and Medical Leave Act (more commonly known by its acronym — FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. There is no question that FMLA provides important leave protections for employees, but often employers find administering it to be the source of many employment-related headaches […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Is your company leaving candidates with the best image of your organization? Many companies are concerned with their public image, especially in 2018, when we are all so exposed through social media outlets. We worry about a bad Yelp or Google review. Some companies have a strong focus on brand management or […]

SHOULD YOU BRING DRUG TESTING IN-HOUSE?

It’s a very tempting proposition — bringing drug testing in-house. It is convenient, fairly inexpensive, and results are almost immediate. Why go through the hassle of sending your employees to a lab and waiting 24-72 hours for test results, right? On average, the cost of a simple laboratory drug test is between $10 – $30 […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Have you ever experienced a manager who has gone rogue and potentially set the company up for liability?  If so, this situation might sound familiar to you. An employee was called into her manager’s office.  The manager informed her that he had heard a rumor that she was taking medication and believed […]

ARE H 2B VISAS AFFECTING NEVADA’S LABOR MARKET?

The divisive political climate currently facing the United States has citizens debating labor and immigration issues. Some Nevada industries such as landscaping, restaurants, and hotels use visa programs to employ foreign workers for seasonal jobs. Low-skilled seasonal workers from other countries rely on H 2B (H-2B) visas to temporarily work in the United States to […]

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