Wage Insurers, Enforcers and a General Contractor’s Role

In 1931, the Nevada Legislature enacted a statute that made general contractors (GC) liable for the labor-related debt of their subcontractors. This statute, now codified as NRS 608.150, was set up to protect Hoover Dam workers to make sure they were properly compensated for their work. The statute ensures payment of not only wages, but… [More…]

Nevada State Bank: Established in 1959

Nevada State Bank (NSB), the largest state-chartered bank in Nevada, has grown along with the state for nearly 55 years, succeeding despite the economic challenges that managed to defeat many other financial institutions. Today, it operates 50 branches in 20 communities across the state, and has over $4 billion in assets. Beginnings: 1959-1979 In the… [More…]

Andrew Doughman Named Communications Director for Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Andrew Doughman has been appointed to the position of Communications Director for the organization.

Las Vegas – The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced that Andrew Doughman has been appointed to the position of Communications Director for the organization. Doughman, an experienced journalist, has written for the Las Vegas Sun, the Nevada News Bureau, the Seattle Times, the Orlando Sentinel, and the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.  A University of Washington graduate, Doughman has… [More…]

Killing Jobs to Pay for Education: Nevada’s Free Margin Tax Initiative… Won’t be Free

The Free Margin Tax initiative will be on the 2014 ballot in Nevada. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you should be.

Since Nevada’s legislature chose to take no action on the Free Margin Tax initiative by the March 15th deadline, this important state issue has been automatically passed on to the 2014 ballot. This means Nevada voters will decide whether or not we need a Free Margin Tax. If you’re not familiar with the initiative, you… [More…]

Economic Development Leaders Urge Nevada Legislature to Pass AB 413

AB 413 would create jobs and put Southern Nevada on a level playing field (LAS VEGAS) – Today, economic development leaders from the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance announced their support for AB 413, a bill currently being considered by the Nevada Legislature. AB 413 is enabling legislation that would give the Clark County Board… [More…]

Getting It Done: The 2013 Legislative Session

Getting It Done: The 2013 Legislative Session

The 77th regular legislative session starts in Carson City on February 4, 2013. What major issues will be coming down the pipeline in 2013? How will issues discussed and laws passed in the upcoming session affect Nevada in the future? What part will a freshman Legislature play and what challenges will lawmakers face? The Budget… [More…]

Medical Community United on Medicaid Expansion

Nov-13

WHAT: Following a lunch and panel discussion on disaster preparedness, members of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition, representing hospitals, physicians and health care organizations throughout Nevada, will urge Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature to adopt Medicaid expansion and accept federal funds to provide health care for thousands of Nevadans. With the constitutional issues… [More…]

Question: Who are the good guys in construction defect lawsuits? Answer: Certainly not the lawyers.

R. Scott Rasmussen

In 1996, I came to Las Vegas, fresh out of law school as a new lawyer, trying to find a job and make a name for myself. With two small children, my wife and I saw Las Vegas as a great opportunity to lay down some roots. We saw Nevada as a great place for… [More…]

Taxpayers Don’t Prevail: Nevada’s prevailing wage law benefits narrow groups at public expense

Imagine you’re a plumber living in Mesquite. For most jobs, you’d probably earn as much as a plumber living in nearby St. George, Utah — $19.67 per hour, on average, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor. If you can get work on a public works project financed by Clark County or the… [More…]

Series LLCs: Protect Your Investment

Series LLCs: Protect Your Investment

With home prices at historic lows, and mortgage interest rates around 4%, real estate investment is on the rise. If you own (or are considering owning) multiple rental properties, consider starting a series LLC (“Series LLC”) to maximize liability protection and save costs. Since the creation of limited liability companies (“LLCs”), an owner of multiple… [More…]