Did you sign a non-compete agreement at some point during your employment in Nevada and need to know if it’s enforceable or how it might affect your employment moving forward? Or is your employer is asking you to sign a non-compete agreement now? You can request a review of your non-compete agreement from Matthew Piccolo,Read More
Employment Law in Nevada and Utah
Can Your Employer Require You to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Many employers have begun requiring their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in order to continue working. Is this legal? The short answer is “yes”–in most cases. No Law Prohibits Requiring Vaccination Generally There is no federal law or state law in Utah or Nevada where I practice that prevents employers from requiring employees toRead More
Can I Request My Personnel File from My Employer in Utah?
For a variety of reasons, you might want to request a copy of your personnel file from your current or former employer. For example, you might want to see what corrective action your employer has taken against you or what information your employer used in deciding whether to hire you. Getting access to this informationRead More
When Is a Final Paycheck Due After You Get Fired or Quit in Utah?
In Utah, employers must follow strict deadlines for paying an employee who is terminated or quits. Failing to follow these deadlines can result in penalties. An Employee Who Is Terminated or Laid Off Under Utah law, when an employer fires or lays off an employee, any unpaid wages become due immediately, and the employer mustRead More
Can an Employer Ask if You Have a Disability?
Employers have an interest in knowing whether a prospective employee or current employee has the ability to perform the duties of a position. However, the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) provides protections to workers with disabilities to help prevent them from being treated differently because of their disability. Asking About Disabilities Before Making anRead More
When Is a Nevada Court’s Order Effective and Enforceable?
Nevada judges make a lot of decisions–sometimes orally in court and sometimes in writing. When a party tries to enforce an order, an important question arises: when does a court’s order become effective and, thus, enforceable? Types of Court Orders Nevada courts issue many types of orders. For example, during a hearing a judge mightRead More
Must Nevada Employers Allow Parents to Participate in School Activities?
Many school-related activities occur during the day while parents are at work. Nevada law specifically requires that employers allow parents to participate in school activities involving their children. What is required? Employers with 50 or more employees must allow the parent, guardian, or custodian of a child who is enrolled in a public school toRead More
Can Your Employer Terminate You Based on a False Accusation?
A very common question we get is this: is it wrongful termination if my employer terminates me based on a false accusation? Almost any person would be upset if someone falsely accused them of misconduct and an employer chose to terminate them because of the accusation, especially if the employee doesn’t believe the employer didRead More
Defamation in Nevada: Are Employer Statements Privileged?
As an employee or former employee, you may wonder if you have a claim of defamation against your employer. Defamation is a false and defamatory statement about a person made to an unprivileged third party amounting to at least negligence. One part of a defamation claim that often gets overlooked is whether a statement isRead More