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EEOC ISSUES GUIDANCE ON TRANSGENDER, LGBTQ WORKPLACE ISSUES

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued technical guidance regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The technical guidance clarifies existing law regarding sex-based discrimination in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. _____ (2020). In addition to explaining the Bostock decision, the technical guidance addresses […]

DID YOU KNOW?

When was the last time you talked to your employees? Do you know if their performance is lacking because of a personal issue or because they don’t understand how their job aligns with the company mission? Did you know that most of them just want a simple thank you occasionally? Performance management does not happen […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS

How we attract and retain good employees is one of the most important things to know and understand when in business — particularly right now.  It is also important to clearly define who (and what) you want in your staff.  The best way to identify these things is through a job description. What is a […]

HOLIDAYS AND PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT

Recently President Biden signed bipartisan legislation that made Juneteenth (June 19th) a federal holiday. Juneteenth is the first new federal holiday in nearly 40 years. It marks the day news of emancipation reached the last remaining slaves in Texas — nearly two months after the end of the Civil War and two years after the […]

INCENTIVES FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION

While the number of people seeking information on getting a COVID-19 vaccine increased significantly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer needed to wear masks, only about 40% of the population in the United States is currently fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccine hesitancy has been an […]

HR AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Workers’ compensation is required in Nevada.  This is insurance that a business must have in place the moment it hires its first employee.  Workers’ compensation insurance covers medical benefits, lost wages, and retraining (when necessary) for an employee who is hurt on the job. The premiums for this insurance are based on wages, which are […]

DID YOU KNOW?

With an employee handbook you can communicate expectations for behavior, benefits, and working conditions. Without clear policies, an organization can struggle with enforcement of work performance standards. Because, without clear policies, how do employees know what is expected of them? In a recent unemployment hearing, a former employee (and unemployment claimant) was asked, “Did your […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the Nevada mask mandate is still in effect? We have started getting calls from employers wanting to know if they can lift the requirement to wear masks in the workplace. Unfortunately, the answer is no. In the Governor’s last press conference, he made it clear that the mask mandate would remain […]

IS ASKING ABOUT THE COVID VACCINE A HIPAA VIOLATION?

In the best of times, people can get confused about what is (and is not) a HIPAA violation.  In pandemic times, with misinformation running rampant, we see it even more. Statements such as, “My manager wants to know if I got a COVID vaccine.  That’s a HIPAA violation!” and “HIPAA means you can’t ask me […]

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