Tag: Wage and Hour

Poster Update The Nevada State Labor Commissioner updated its mandatory Rules to Be Observed by Employers poster. Every employer must post the updated poster regarding Nevada wage and hour laws, and keep it conspicuously posted in or about the premises where any employee is employed. The updated revision date is August 3, 2018. See the…

VETS Celebrates National Hire a Veteran Day On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran Day with a message for employers: America’s veterans are ready to work. VETS reminds employers of the importance of ensuring that veterans can successfully transition to…

Our thoughts are with those in Houston and surrounding areas who are affected by the devastation of Harvey. With the area torn apart by flooding and the closure of roads, schools, and airports, some residents may find returning to work in the near future difficult. Harvey signals the beginning of storm season in the country….

Tis the season for company holiday parties. The time of year when employees gather to mix and mingle with co-workers outside of the normal work setting. It sounds like a merry ol’ time to most, but holiday parties can be a headache for HR leaders. While it’s a great opportunity to thank employees for all…

Question: If an employee earns vacation while hired at one rate of pay, and then receives a raise, can the employer compensate the vacation pay to the employee at the rate it was earned? Answer: While there is no law that requires private sector employers to provide vacation time pay, it is a common practice…

Question: How do we determine overtime for an employee who performed work in two different states during the same workweek and where different overtime regulations exist in each state? Answer: As a general best practice, employers should apply the standard that favors the employee in order to stay compliant with the laws in both states…

Question: How should we pay a nonexempt employee traveling from California to North Carolina, departing on Sunday and returning after eight hours of training on Wednesday at midnight Pacific time? Answer: Based on California wage and hour regulations, compulsory travel time longer than the employee’s normal commute is considered compensable time. The definition of hours…

Question: If our facility temporarily loses power for an hour or less, and no work is done by the hourly workforce during the time the power is off, are we obligated to pay our workers their regular hourly wage? Do you know what other companies do in similar situations? Answer: The federal Fair Labor Standards Act…

Question: A former employee in Nevada is now alleging we owe him overtime pay. We have no time records indicating overtime is owed and he was paid above minimum wage, but he is producing what appears to us as altered time cards. How should we respond? Answer: Generally, in Nevada, an employer must pay time…

Question: Can an employer deny paying overtime when the time is not pre-approved? If not, what are the options? Answer: Technically, if an employee is clocked in to work, the employee is to be paid for work performed regardless of authorization. According to the federal Department of Labor (DOL) regulations: “An announcement by the employer…