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Nevada Legislative Update: Employment & Labor Law

The September 2023 edition of Communique’ magazine features brief summaries of select highlights of legislation passed during the 82nd Session of the Nevada State Legislature 2023. Kristen Gallagher published write-ups of two important laws relating to employment and labor law. Kristy’s summaries are linked and provided below.

  • AB 163 – AB 163 expands Nevada’s existing domestic violence leave law set forth in NRS 608.0198 to an employee who is a victim, or whose family or household member is a victim, of sexual assault (as defined by NRS 200.366). Leave must be used within 12 months and may be used consecutively or intermittently. Employers are prohibited from requiring an employee to find a replacement worker and retaliating against any employee using available leave. Employers must also post the Labor Commissioner’s bulletin describing these benefits. Effective date is January 1, 2024.
  • SB 147 – SB 147 amends (a) the definition of “wages” under NRS 608.012 to include amounts due to an employee placed on “nonworking status,” and (b) NRS 608.040, Nevada’s waiting time penalty statute, to include these amounts. SB 147 defines “nonworking status” as a temporary layoff where the employee remains employed and may be called back to work by the employer at a future date. It does not include employees who are: (a) on suspension pending an employment-related investigation, (b) on suspension pursuant to a disciplinary action, (c) on-call for available work, or (d) on an approved leave of absence. Effective date is July 1, 2023.

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