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Nevada Wage Claims

December 15th, 2015 by

First, what is a wage claim?  Any person who has previously worked for you, in any capacity, can file a wage claim with the Nevada Labor Commissioner for money they claim they earned but that you didn’t pay. The important thing to know, if you don’t read any further in this article, is that the […]

How to Start a Business in Las Vegas – Video Series

April 24th, 2013 by

I’m Gina Bongiovi. I’m a lawyer who works with startups and small businesses. Whether you’re in the startup phase or whether you just have an idea rolling around in your head you might want to turn in to a business one day, you need to know how to start a business in Las Vegas. If […]

Are You Misclassifying Your Workers?

February 28th, 2013 by

  Hiring employees costs money, not only in the amount you’re paying them but also in taxes, fees, and time spent filling out the paperwork for the relevant government agencies.  Because of those headaches, it’s incredibly tempting to begin hiring workers as independent contractors.  If you are misclassifying your workers, you risk an audit by […]

Financial Incentives for Hiring Unemployed Nevadans

June 2nd, 2011 by

This month’s issue of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce‘s Business Voice features an article about Silver State Works, which provides businesses financial incentives for employing out-of-work Nevadans. Employer-Based Training Silver State Works will provide a training allowance to a business providing 24 hours of training a week, for a total of up to six […]

How to Make Sure Your Sweat Equity Pays Off

May 23rd, 2011 by

Are you working for or with a company that has promised you ownership or profit sharing?  Do you have this promise in writing? I recently met with an intelligent go-getter who was a bit naive about business.  Two years ago he began doing business development for a local company.  The owners of the company had […]

Firing At-Will Employees

May 10th, 2010 by

By Guest Blogger Eric Swenson, Managing Director of RSJ/Swenson, an HR and Management Consulting firm with offices in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. When the phone rings at an HR consulting company late on a Friday afternoon, it’s usually not good news. A former client – the principal of a professional services firm in Henderson […]

IRS to Increase Focus on Self-Employeds

April 26th, 2010 by

By Guest Blogger Reg Baker, CPA (702) 360-2823 If you are self-employed; beware! The Internal Revenue Service plans to increase audits of the self-employed by checking for unreported or understated income during correspondence audits. Business Attorney Self EmploymentEstimates by the IRS show that at least $68 billion of the tax gap (tax gap is defined […]

Hiring: Employee or Independent Contractor?

December 2nd, 2009 by

I often speak with business owners who are ready to hire workers.  While this is a big step for a small business, many owners believe they can avoid paying employment taxes simply by calling these workers independent contractors.  I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but calling them independent contractors does not necessarily […]

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