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  • New California Paid Sick Leave Information from the California Labor Commissioner

    By SHLC on April 24, 2017
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    On March 29, 2017, the California Labor Commissioner through the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DSLE”) posted an updated FAQ document to address new questions concerning the California Paid Sick Leave law. The FAQ document can be found on the DSLE website: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Paid_Sick_Leave.htm. SHLC Attorneys Brett Sutton and Joseph Macias will be discussing these issues on June 8, 2017 in […]
  • The Supreme Court of Nevada Rules Nevada’s Minimum Wage Amendment Constitutional

    By SHLC on April 5, 2017
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    In 2004 and 2006, Nevada voters passed an amendment to the Nevada Constitution, adding the Minimum Wage Amendment (“MWA”), which requires employers to pay their employees one of two minimum wage rates, dependent on whether the employer offers “qualifying health benefits.” Currently, if an employer offers health benefits, it may pay its employees a lower minimum wage of $7.25 an […]
  • Northern Nevada Business Weekly Article on Nevada State Legislative Day and SHLC Attorney Brett Sutton

    By SHLC on March 20, 2017
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    Human resources professionals get primer on legislative session
  • Texas Roadhouse Age Discrimination Case Provides Important Lessons

    By SHLC on March 13, 2017
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) intends to re-try a case against Texas Roadhouse after the largest age discrimination lawsuit brought to trial in more than three decades ended in a mistrial. The EEOC claimed that Texas Roadhouse, a national restaurant chain, engaged in blatant age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”). At trial, the […]
  • OSHA Issues Guidelines for Anti-Retaliation Programs

    By SHLC on March 3, 2017
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    The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently released guidelines for employer anti-retaliation programs. In a January 2017 report, OSHA outlined “five key elements” to an effective anti-retaliation program. Retaliation is taking adverse action against an employee for engaging in a protected activity. Protected activities may occur when an employee reports a workplace injury, raises a concern about a […]