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Employment Law

A collection of blogs written by Backus, Carranza, & Burden that cover issues surrounding Nevada employment law.


Educating Lawyers

Backus, Carranza & Burden prides itself in being called upon to educate their colleagues.  Mr. Backus had...

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

On August 30, 2016, Mr. Backus will be a presenter for National Business Institute in Las Vegas on a...

No New Exception To Employment At-Will Doctrine

Written by: Edgar Carranza

“No New Exception To Employment At-Will Doctrine For An Employee Terminated For...

Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenants When Employer Is Acquired

Written by: Edgar Carranza

Tough economic climates often bring with them opportunities for companies to...

Age Discrimination In ADEA Does Not Protect Younger Workers

Written by: Edgar Carranza

In General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc. v. Dennis Cline, 2004 WL 329956, the...

Harassment is Actionable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Written by: Edgar Carranza

Generally, sexual harassment is a component of discrimination based on sex. The...

Employment Retaliation Standards Set By United States Supreme Court

Written by: Edgar Carranza

For years employers have debated the extent to which one can rightfully make...

Employers Can Be Sued For a Hostile Environment

Written by: Edgar Carranza

Employers are often under the misconception that if an employee complains about...

Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies Enforceability Of Restrictive Covenants When Employer Is Acquired

Tough economic climates often bring with them opportunities for companies to acquire competitors that can...

Supreme Court Rule on Mixed Motives Jury Instruction in Age Discrimination Case

In Gross v. FBL Financial Services, 129 S.Ct. 2343 (June 18, 2009), the plaintiff sued his employer...