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Affordable Care Act


October 11th, 2013, 12:48:12 PM
Posted in Employees, Insurance, Legal | No Comments »

-Joel Burke (marketing intern at the Nevada SBDC) There has been a lot of fuss lately about the Affordable Care Act, or as it is more widely known, Obamacare. It is true, there are a lot of new regulations and changes to the ways individuals will be insured. To get a head start on shopping […]

Health Care Reform Here to Stay – What Do Employers Have to Do Next?


November 19th, 2012, 03:47:19 PM
Posted in Employees, Human Resources, Insurance | 1 Comment »

With the landscape of employer-provided health care potentially changing over the next few years, employers should consider their future plans related to their role in employee health care. They may have to make some big decisions about whether to continue providing coverage to their employees. The Pay or Play penalties provide some incentive for employers […]

Your Business To-Do List for 2012


January 20th, 2012, 03:53:04 PM
Posted in Advertising, Business Conditions, Employees, Marketing, Technology | No Comments »

By: Jennifer Ott, MBA Student, University of Nevada, Reno Depending on the industry, the beginning of a new year can be incredibly busy or the slowest time of the year. Wherever the start of a new year finds your business, January marks a good time to begin thinking of baseline business strategies. Here are six […]

Small Business Health Options Discussions


April 22nd, 2011, 05:02:45 PM
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The Nevada Division of Health Care Financing and Policy (DHCFP) is inviting the public to a public meeting held by the state of Nevada to begin to plan for the establishment of a Health Insurance Exchange. For more information see the letter from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. April 26, 2011 – […]

Will health care tax credits affect your business?


August 5th, 2010, 03:36:38 PM
Posted in Employees, Events, Human Resources, SBA, Tax Incentives | No Comments »

Are you wondering how health care tax credits will affect your business? Join SBA’s Web Chat: Tips on Health Care Tax Credits for Small Biz Owners Thursday, August 12, 2010, from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Pacific Time WASHINGTON – The SBA’s Web Chat will highlight small business health care, with a focus on how […]

Senator Reid’s Office to host Small Business Forum


July 5th, 2010, 04:09:27 PM
Posted in Alerts, Employees, Payroll, Tax Incentives | 1 Comment »

On behalf of United States Senator Harry Reid you are invited to join representatives from the Small Business Administration, Internal Revenue Service, and the office of Senator Reid as they discuss new benefits available to small businesses via recent legislation, including the HIRE Act. Senator Reid’s Senior Advisor on tax and business will be speaking […]

Nevada Minimum Wage Increase


May 4th, 2010, 10:08:41 PM
Posted in Employees, Payroll | No Comments »

by Tracy McKenzie, Esq. Nevada state minimum wage is going up.  The Nevada Labor Commissioner issued a State of Nevada Minimum Wage Annual Bulletin on April 1, 2010, announcing the increased state minimum wage rates as follows: For employees to whom qualifying health benefits have been offered by their employer, the minimum wage rate is […]

Working with Champions


February 25th, 2010, 09:45:02 PM
Posted in Communications, Employees | 9 Comments »

A work environment is most effective when a team of people offer value to each other first, and to their customers or clients second.  Similar to Southwest’s motto that their employees are their number one customer, I feel it is critically relevant that by supporting and recognizing each others’ talents and value, we collectively allow our agency (company, institution, association) to […]

COBRA Subsidy Extension


February 1st, 2010, 08:05:10 PM
Posted in Alerts, Employees, Human Resources, Insurance | No Comments »

By Tracy McKenzie, Esq. On December 19, 2009, President Obama signed a new law amending the COBRA subsidy provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”).  Under the ARRA, individuals who were involuntarily terminated during the coverage period from September 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009, and were eligible for continuation of […]

Changes to Employment Law Posters


November 20th, 2009, 03:37:07 PM
Posted in Business Start-Up, Employees, Human Resources, Legal | No Comments »

By Bonnie Drinkwater, Esq. and Tracy McKenzie, Esq. Under both federal and state employment laws, employers are required to post specific employment materials for employees in a conspicuous area (such as a break or lunch room) and in a language employees understand. When there are changes to existing employment laws or new laws are enacted, […]

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