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MINIMUM WAGE IN NEVADA

Minimum wage in Nevada has been a hot topic as of late, but the Nevada Association of Employers in here to clear up the changes. Currently, the minimum wage in Nevada is $8.25 USD.  (View full article from Fox 5 news, here.) If an employer offers health insurance, alternatively, the minimum wage is then $7.25 […]

COMING IN 2019: UPDATE TO FEDERAL OVERTIME RULE

As you may recall, an Obama era change to the federal overtime rule would have doubled the salary threshold for exempt employees from $23,660 to $47,476. This would mean that, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employee making less than $913 per week would be entitled to overtime for any hours worked beyond […]

DISCRIMINATION & OUR AGING WORKFORCE

Despite the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) over 40 years ago, nearly 2/3 of workers ages 55 to 64 report that their age is a barrier to getting a job. A recent study projected that by 2022 (only 4 years from now), 27% of men and 20% of women ages 65 […]

PARTICIPATE IN THE 2018 NEVADA PAY SURVEY – BE ENTERED TO WIN PRIZES

LESS THAN ONE MONTH LEFT TO SUBMIT DATA FOR THE 2018 NEVADA PAY SURVEY Any organization interested in participating has until Friday, June 1, 2018 to submit pay data to be included in the 2018 Nevada Pay Survey. Results of the 2018 Nevada Pay Survey will be released in July. New This Year — all of your […]

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 […]

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