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Company hires for legal jobs in Vegas

Friday, June 27th, 2014

A law firm has secured a key hire for legal jobs in Vegas.

Salt Lake City-based Fabian & Clendenin have hired Jeffrey B. Setness as “Of Counsel” for the Vegas office.

Setness brings over 30 years of experience to the firm with a practice focused on white-collar criminal defense and government investigations, civil tax litigation, and representing individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

According to his bio, prior to entering private practice, Setness was a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ Tax) in Washington, D.C. and later served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas and Reno.

As a federal prosecutor, Setness investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of federal criminal offenses including criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code.

In addition to his criminal defense and civil litigation practice, Jeff is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and frequent speaker on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance.

Employers block internet sites at Vegas jobs to boost productivity

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Blocking websites and prohibiting personal calls are just a few ways employers are trying to enhance productivity at Vegas jobs, according to a recent study from Careerbuilder.

Nearly three in four employers (73 percent) have implemented some measures to mitigate productivity killers at work. Tactics include:

· Blocking certain Internet sites at work – 36 percent

· Prohibiting personal calls or personal use of cell phones – 25 percent

· Monitoring emails and Internet usage – 22 percent

· Scheduling lunch and break times – 19 percent

· Allowing people to telecommute – 14 percent

· Implementing an open space layout instead of cubicles – 13 percent

· Limiting meetings – 12 percent

· Restricting use of speaker phones if not in an office – 11 percent
One in four workers (24 percent) admitted that, during a typical workday, they will spend at least one hour a day on personal calls, emails or texts. Twenty-one percent estimate that they spend one hour or more during a typical workday searching the Internet for non-work-related information, photos.

When asked what they consider to be the primary productivity stoppers in the workplace, employers pointed to:

1) Cell phone/texting – 50 percent

2) Gossip – 42 percent

3) The Internet – 39 percent

4) Social media – 38 percent

5) Snack breaks or smoke breaks – 27 percent

6) Noisy co-workers – 24 percent

7) Meetings – 23 percent

8) Email – 23 percent

9) Co-workers dropping by – 23 percent

10) Co-workers putting calls on speaker phone – 10 percent

Employers also shared real-life examples of some of the more unusual things they’ve seen employees doing when they should have been busy working:

· Employee was blowing bubbles in sub-zero weather to see if the bubbles would freeze and break

· A married employee was looking at a dating web site and then denied it while it was still up on his computer screen

· Employee was caring for her pet bird that she smuggled into work

· Employee was shaving her legs in the women’s restroom

· Employee was laying under boxes to scare people

· Employees were having a wrestling match

· Employee was sleeping, but claimed he was praying

· Employee was taking selfies in the bathroom

· Employee was changing clothes in a cubicle

· Employee was printing off a book from the Internet