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Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

On June 12, 2017, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation (S.B. 232) creating the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. The law provides for the mandatory payment of wages and overtime wages for certain hours worked, limitations on deductions for food and lodging, rest breaks, and days off.

The law is effective January 1, 2018.

Read NV S.B. 232

Domestic Violence Leave

On June 8, 2017, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation (S.B. 361) requiring employers to provide paid or unpaid leave of up to 160 hours during a 12-month period for employees who have been victims of domestic violence and who have worked for the employer for at least 90 days. The law also applies when employee needs the leave to care for his or her family or household member who is a victim of domestic violence. The law prohibits an employee who is a victim of domestic violence from being disqualified for unemployment benefits under certain circumstances. The law also requires that employers post a notification to employees of their rights, creates a right to a reasonable accommodation, prohibits retaliation, and prohibits any adverse employment action based upon the employee being a victim of domestic violence.

The law is effective January 1, 2018.

Read NV S.B. 361

Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act

On June 2, 2017, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation (S.B. 253) establishing the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act. The act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to female employees and applicants for pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The act also prohibits other discriminatory practices by employers relating to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.

The law is effective October 1, 2017.

Read NV S.B. 253

Noncompetition Agreements and Wage Disclosure

On June 3, 2017, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed legislation (A.B. 276) prohibiting an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from discriminating against any employee for inquiring about, discussing, or voluntarily disclosing information about his or her wages or the wages of another employee. The law also revises provisions governing noncompetition covenants.

The law is effective October 1, 2017.

Read NV A.B. 276