With a combination of smarts, skill, compassion and commitment to community, the honorees of our annual 40 Under 40 publication represent the best that Southern Nevada has to show the world. In our 19th annual publication, we’re recognizing people from a cross section of industries in the valley who have one thing in common — they’re making Las Vegas is a better place. As has been happening since 2001, nominations for the honor poured in. Our team of judges then review all of the nominations. They look not only for professional achievements, but also assess each candidate’s community service, entrepreneurial spirit and influence on their respective industries. How they shape the future manifests itself differently from honoree to honoree. More than one is helping our valley’s youth get a firm foothold on the path to greatness, perhaps setting them up to be future 40 Under 40 honorees. Take the time to read about these young leaders and their amazing … [Read more...] about 40 Under 40: Celebrating some of Las Vegas’ brightest business professionals
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When a person files for bankruptcy, it’s a sad day. Although the bankruptcy code was enacted to give a “fresh start to the honest but unfortunate debtor” and a single point of contact for creditors (and to keep our economy going), admitting that your debts are out of control is difficult. So why would Congress make it harder for disabled veterans who need bankruptcy protection? In 2005, Congress changed the bankruptcy code to force those with income levels at or above the median in their geographic area into Chapter 13 (reorganization), rather than Chapter 7 (liquidation). Chapter 7 is traditionally a fast process, but Chapter 13 takes three to five years. The rationale was that debtors who could pay part of their debts in Chapter 13 were getting fast discharges in Chapter 7 instead. Although there had been abusive Chapter 7 filings, these amendments have created unintended consequences, especially for disabled veterans. Here’s how: … [Read more...] about Why does the bankruptcy code discriminate against disabled veterans?
August 22, 2018 By Holland & Hart Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that 22 of the firm’s Nevada attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, one Nevada lawyer was named a 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice area and market. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated market is honored with this recognition. Firm-wide, a total of 18 lawyers were named a 2019 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” and 175 attorneys were included in the 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list. More details can be read in the firm’s 2019 Best Lawyers press release. Nevada-based attorneys in Best Lawyers in America 2019 include: Karen Dennison was named Best Lawyers 2019 Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Reno, Nevada Carson City: Scott Scherer: Gaming Law Frederick J. Schmidt: Energy Law Las Vegas: Gian A. Brown: Mergers and Acquisitions Law Robert J. Cassity: … [Read more...] about Best Lawyers Names One Lawyer of the Year and 22 Best Lawyers from Holland & Hart in Nevada
close Video Vegas casino tipping policy mired in court lawsuit Supreme Court punts case back to district court as Wynn Las Vegas and card dealers battle over tipping policy. Should card dealers in Las Vegas be able to keep all the tips they accrue from generous gambling patrons? That exact question is being debated at one big name casino on the Strip — Wynn Las Vegas — after the U.S. Supreme Court punted and decided not to hear a case over the long-standing tipping dispute between the casino and 800 of its current and former card dealers. Table hosts who deal blackjack, baccarat, craps, and poker are fighting to strike down the current tipping policy, which requires them to forfeit fifteen percent of gratuities earned and give them to their immediate supervisors, who disburse it among themselves. (Supervisors, otherwise known as “pit bosses,” are generally salaried employees who do not receive tips from customers.) The Wynn Las Vegas is looking … [Read more...] about Controversial tipping policy at Wynn Las Vegas still under fire
Overview In hiring municipal employees, Philadelphia, like many U.S. cities, faces the challenge of attracting top talent and diversifying its workforce while adhering to long-standing regulations that often restrict the pool of candidates. To residents, municipal workers embody city government; and to a large degree, their performance determines the quality and perception of city services. The city of Philadelphia employs over 30,000 full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees in more than 700 different types of jobs at roughly 200 sites throughout the city. Based on rules established by the 1952 city charter, about 81 percent of these workers are hired, promoted, and sometimes fired through the city’s civil service system, which was created to reduce nepotism and cronyism and establish personnel policies based on merit. The other 19 percent are exempt from these rules. Every year, about 73,000 people apply for jobs with the city, and 1,500 get hired. … [Read more...] about Hiring and Employment in Philadelphia City Government