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WHAT TO DO WHEN WEATHER CAUSES WORKPLACE INTERRUPTIONS

Winter is here. Now is a good time to review the laws and regulations that apply when inclement weather (or other circumstances) causes workplace closures. It’s also a good time for employers to ensure they have policies in place to address those situations if and when they occur. Paying Employees When the Office is Closed […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR Is “stupid” a protected class? Hopefully that question hasn’t put you off. This is an actual question I was asked by a member recently. This member was about to increase their number of employees to the next threshold. All the new rules and regulations (“protected classes”)  they were about to be […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker In the current labor market—as tight as it is—employers are finding it difficult to find qualified candidates. That is something we hear every day. Because of that, many employers are considering candidates they would not have previously. For example, relatives of current employees. Sometimes these relatives are the most qualified candidates for the […]

2019 STANDARD MILEAGE RATES ANNOUNCED

The IRS has issued the optional 2019 standard mileage rates used to calculate deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical and moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2019, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup, or panel truck will be: 58 cents per mile for business miles driven […]

IS FORCED ARBITRATION RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS?

We at the Nevada Association of Employers have been providing Nevada companies with guidance on conflict resolution since 1938. Workplace conflicts and disputes between employers and their employees take many forms. Additionally, consumer facing businesses must consider how to resolve disputes between employees and the public. Nevada businesses are considering the ethical and legal ramifications […]

PAYROLL TAXES FOR 2019

Unemployment Insurance Effective January 1, 2019, the Nevada taxable wage base for calendar year 2019 is $31,200 (up from $30,500 in 2018). The taxable wage base is calculated each year at 66 2/3% of the average annual wage paid to Nevada workers. While total wages paid to each employee must be reported each quarter, unemployment […]

HOW TO PREPARE SUPERVISORS TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Do you have an employee who just transitioned into a supervisory role? Are you anticipating promoting an exceptional employee to a manager position within the next year? If so, you want to ensure he or she is equipped with the right tools to be successful—whether it be now or in the future. Often we consult […]

FEWER HOLIDAY PARTIES IN 2018 – WHY?

Fewer Holiday Parties Due In Part to #MeToo, Study Finds According to a recent study, only 65% of companies intend to throw a holiday party this year. These numbers haven’t been this low since we were in the midst of the Great Recession, when only 62% of companies planned to hold a holiday party for […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews, SPHR It’s that time of year again—the ominous fourth quarter. Year end, open enrollment, holiday parties, bonus calculations, office hours are all over the place, and half your staff is missing. It’s a good time to be in HR! It is also time to ramp up for next year by making sure […]

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