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SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION: THE BEST WAY TO STOP SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment in the workplace is being recognized heavily in the media, and albeit on the big screen, it’s nonetheless still these individuals jobs and day to day. Sexual harassment in the workplace has been considered a form of discrimination on the basis of sex in the United States since the mid-1970s. Sexual harassment in the workplace results in […]

COMPLIANCE CHECK – NEW LAWS FOR 2018

Start Off the New Year Right — Make Sure You are in Compliance The 2017 Nevada Legislative Session was a busy one for those who follow developments in labor and employment law. Bills to raise the minimum wage, provide paid sick leave to employees, and allow for triple the amount in damages on wage claims […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE by: Rob Parker If not dealt with promptly and effectively, conflict between two employees can escalate causing disruption, low morale, and possible litigation. Once poor decisions are made regarding conflict, it is very difficult to “unwind” them to avoid a serious problem. When a job takes employees away from home for a […]

Sexual Harassment Training: How to Avoid Harassment

What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Although […]

PAYROLL TAXES FOR 2018

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE The 2018 Nevada taxable wage base will be $30,500 (up from $29,500 for 2017), which is based on 66 2/3% of the average annual wage in covered employment for the preceding calendar year rounded to the nearest $100. The tax rate schedule prescribes rates ranging from .25% to 5.4%.  Employers will continue to […]

2018 STANDARD MILEAGE RATES ANNOUNCED

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service  issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (including vans, pickups, or panel trucks) will be: 54.5 cents for […]

NAE WAS AUDITED

No business is exempt from a government audit, not even us We recently received a letter from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (“DETR”) stating “Your business has been selected for an audit regarding Nevada Unemployment insurance taxes”. The letter went on to list about a dozen items that an auditor needed to review […]

ACA PENALTY LETTERS EXPECTED SOON – WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET ONE?

Is your company required to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare)? If so, you will recall the struggle in 2016 of counting full-time equivalent employees and learning the codes required to report pertinent information to the IRS. Unfortunately, if your reporting was inaccurate, you may be subject to employer mandate penalties under IRS […]

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