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SENATE BILLS 166 & 177: INCREASING PENALTIES, REMEDIES, AND STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS ON CLAIMS OF WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

In the active 2019 Legislative Session, Nevada lawmakers managed to pass several bills that have a significant impact on employers doing business in Nevada. However, lost behind the headliner bills of AB456 (minimum wage increase) and SB312 (mandatory paid time off), the Nevada Legislature passed two equally important bills in SB166 and SB177, both of […]

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON NEW NEVADA LAWS

The Labor Commissioner is seeking public comment on several of the laws that came out of the 2019 Nevada Legislative Session. Public comment will assist the Labor Commissioner in crafting regulations that will clarify the new laws and how they impact employers. The purpose of the public comment is to assist the Labor Commissioner in […]

COMPONENT 2 EEO-1 PORTAL SET TO OPEN JULY 15TH

As we have advised previously, employers who are required to submit the EEO-1 Report annually will have to submit Component 2 data (hours worked and pay data by race, ethnicity and sex) for 2017 and 21018 no later than September 30, 2019. The deadline to submit Component 1 data was May 31, 2019. The Equal […]

EEOC BRINGS SUIT AGAINST EMPLOYER WHO RESCINDED JOB OFFER TO APPLICANT ON ANXIETY MEDICATION

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a Wisconsin inpatient residential health facility violated federal law by rescinding a job offer because the applicant tested positive for a prescribed medication during a pre-employment drug screen. Rogers Behavioral Health (RBH) offered a job applicant the position of intake specialist. During a pre-employment physical, which included […]

DID YOU KNOW?

Do you know what to do when you receive an unemployment hearing notice? NAE is hearing from employers that there seems to be an increase in the number of unemployment claims going to hearing. While it may appear that way, the perceived increase is likely due to the fact that there are less unemployment claims […]

9TH CIRCUIT VS. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: COMPLIANCE WITH THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

If the interpretation and application of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) wasn’t already complicated enough for employers, the Department of Labor (DOL) just threw a monkey wrench into the mix. In March 2019, the DOL issued an advisory opinion that attempted to clarify whether an employee can choose to exhaust their paid leave prior […]

IN THE WAKE OF WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF PREPARED DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE

The recent events at a Northern California car dealership, which left three people dead, highlight the importance of being prepared when disciplining and discharging employees. Just after 6:00pm on Tuesday, June 25th, police responded to multiple reports of shots being fired at a car dealership in Morgan Hill, California. When police arrived, they found a […]

Nevada’s Cannabis Industry to Gain Access to Banking?

Nevada cannabis laws have made recreational marijuana use legal for years now. However, since cannabis is still considered illegal at a federal level, federal laws prohibit cannabis related business from having access to financial institutions such as banks. Businesses are forced to work on a cash basis, putting both customers and employees at an increased […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

“I want a copy of my file.”  For some reason, these seven words seem to spark fear and trepidation in HR professionals, managers, and owners.  Why?  It’s usually indicative of a disgruntled worker or a former employee who is looking for ways to file a complaint or bring legal action against the company. The good […]

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