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Improper work classification puts people at risk. Just ask Route 91 bartenders.

Fly-by-night staffing companies that choose to hire people as independent contractors or under-the-table are able to accept lowball contracts from event operators. When these...
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Shells, sectionals & a sandbox: Laxalt’s half-baked “economic plan”

Things Nevada newcomer Adam Laxalt would like to do if elected governor include but are not limited to:Make Nevada even more of a...
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Rosen one of only 3 Democrats voting for GOP “Tax Scam 2.0”

Democratic Senate candidate and current Rep. Jacky Rosen was one of only three Democrats voting with House Republicans to pass a Republican tax cut...
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Forum highlights need for paid sick leave, higher minimum wage

As an English Language Learner teacher at Hyde Park Middle School, Mario Wolthers knows sending a sick student home isn’t easy.“Just today I...
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Nevada’s unemployment rate still high nationally

For all -- which is to say oodles -- of the talk about Nevada's rebounding economy and strong employment growth, at 4.5 percent, Nevada's...
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After leaving Las Vegas, national developer returns for next boom

A national development company that swooped into Las Vegas at the height of the building boom more than a decade ago is back and...

Hospitality compensation is less than half the private sector average

Counting wages and benefits, U.S. employees cost private sector employees an average of $34.19 per hour in June 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
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Ex-Trump official blames Las Vegas waitress for ’08 economic crash

 In an interview with Reuters earlier this week, Gary Cohn, former chief economic adviser in the Trump administration, defended the role of the financial...
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Nevada can, and should, outlaw this industry

South Dakota is the most recent state to run off its payday loan industry.In 2016, 75 percent of South Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved a...

Fewer Nevadans file for unemployment in August

Nearly 9,600 initial unemployment claims were filed in Nevada in August, a 10.7 percent drop from August of last year, the Department of Employment,...

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