When is a Transfer an Adverse Employment Action? Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, Missouri

By Rebecca Bruch, Esq. Currently pending in the United States Supreme Court is the case of Jatonya Muldrow v. City of St. Louis, Missouri, which could upend current law related to whether a transfer of an employee is an adverse employment action when there is no significant change in the employee’s status, compensation, or benefits. […]
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Have You Ever Considered the Consequences of a Potential Data Breach

The global average cost of a data breach in 2023 was $4.45 million, a 15% increase over 3 years.[1] Instances of data breaches have continued to increase over the years since the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. was the target of 46% of cyberattacks in 2020, more than double any other country.[2] In 2021, the number […]

Employment Law New Year’s Resolutions – It’s Not Too Soon!!

By Rebecca Bruch, Esq. In my mental calendar it is still around August or September, and way too soon to think about holidays, and turkey, and shopping, and things to do at work to get ready for next year.  But alas, as I’m looking at my real calendar and it is reminding me to pick […]

NDA: Protecting Your Information When You Need to Voluntarily Disclosure Information

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement, is a legally binding contract between two or more parties that outlines the sharing of confidential information and restricts the recipients from disclosing that information to others without proper authorization. NDAs are commonly used in business, legal, and employment contexts to protect sensitive information and […]

New Mandatory Elements for All Contracts for Residential Improvement Work in Nevada

This summer, the 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 39. This Bill proposed revisions to Nevada’s statutory provisions relating to contracts for work concerning certain residential improvements and authorized the Nevada State Contractor’s Board to adopt regulations establishing mandatory elements to be included in such contracts.  Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo approved A.B. […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

When I first heard the term “Artificial Intelligence” or “AI” a few years ago, it got filed away in the recesses of my mind reserved for things I will learn about someday, but not today. It’s the same place that not so long ago, I stored words like “social media” and “android” and “streaming.” And […]
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Attorney Wellness – Avoiding Fatigue, Imbalanced Lifestyle and Burnout

On September 7, 2023, Caryn Tijsseling presented a Continuing Legal Education program on Attorney Wellness for the 2023 Nevada Government Civil Attorneys’ Conference at Bally’s Lake Tahoe.  The presentation emphasized that while the legal profession is challenging and rewarding, it comes with many stressors that must be managed effectively to avoid fatigue, imbalanced lifestyles, and […]

2023 Nevada Legislative Update

The 82nd Session of the Nevada Legislature began on February 6, 2023, and adjourned on June 6, 2023. Many of the bills before the Legislature this Session garnered substantial media attention. Chief among these were bills proposing film industry tax credits, increases to teacher salaries, and transplantation of the Oakland A’s to Las Vegas with […]

Sharp v. S&S Activewear Should Not be Music to Your Ears: Music in the Workplace Can Form the Basis for a Title VII Harassment Claim

By Rebecca Bruch, Esq. Among the infinite list of efforts we make as employers to try to create a fun and welcome workplace, many organizations, particularly manufacturing operations, allow employees to play music either in a workspace which may flow over to where others can hear, or over loudspeakers for all to “enjoy.” Such was […]