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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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Report: Laxalt, Duncan cost Nevadans $8 million in overtime

Nevada workers who earn between roughly $24,000 and $48,000 annually are losing out on $8 million a year in overtime wages, according to a new...
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LV’s real estate reputation won’t die

Las Vegas is having a tough time living down its sordid past.  Not that sordid past. It’s our reputation as Ground Zero in the...
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Raiders call end run against NV Energy

The Raiders, who are not yet a customer of NV Energy, don't want to be.According to a filing with the Public Utilities Commission of...

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