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WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Retention Matters. Finding quality employees can be a tricky process. The rule of thumb in HR is “hire slowly, fire quickly.” Employers should take their time finding the right employees, and then, most important of all, they should focus on keeping them. We all instinctively know that employee turnover is expensive—but how […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Among several definitions of the word shakedown is “extortion, as by blackmail or threats of violence.”  While the situation detailed below did not rise to the level of threats of violence, the employer certainly felt as though it was being extorted or blackmailed. Are you prepared for such a scenario? An employer […]

SALARY HISTORY DOESN’T JUSTIFY PAY DISPARITY SAYS 9TH CIRCUIT

The Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits businesses from paying employees of one gender less than the other for equal work. There are exceptions to this general mandate: if wages are determined by a merit or seniority system; a system that bases pay on quantity or quality of work; or a differential based on any factor […]

LABOR COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES MINIMUM WAGE & OVERTIME RATES FOR 2018

Minimum Wage & Overtime Rates Remain Unchanged for 2018 The Office of the Labor Commissioner has released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s minimum wage and daily overtime requirements that will take effect July 1, 2018. The rates for the upcoming year will remain unchanged from last year. This is the seventh year in a row […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Sometimes an employee may become uncharacteristically difficult to work with because he/she is coping with a stressful personal matter.  Sometimes you hire an employee who is difficult to work with from the start and remains that way through the course of his/her employment. So, what do you do if this particularly difficult […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By: Amy Matthews Since we work with people, HR professionals can sometimes be affected by emotions.  Certainly, we are dealing with the emotions of others in most situations. Maybe your CFO and your Accounting Clerk, who were dating on the sly, recently broke up and now the environment is tense.  Employees are complaining. Or, you […]

NLRB REVERSES ON TEST FOR JOINT EMPLOYERS

You may recall last August we told you about legislation making its way through Congress to provide a permanent (and more favorable) definition of the joint employer relationship. The Save Local Business Act is still making its way through Congress. However, in the interim, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has changed it’s position twice […]

DOCUMENT DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, ALWAYS

We’ve been stressing this for awhile, but now more than ever, it is extremely important to review your Employee Handbook. When was the last time you took a peek at it? Reviewing your policies, re-writing out-of-date policy, etc., will save you from a world of hurt and headaches that could be in your near future. […]

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