Nevada is considered to be an employee-friendly state. Examples of this are: it is illegal in most instances in Nevada for an employer to require, or even suggest, that a job applicant or employee submit to a credit check for employment purposes; and discrimination against sexual orientation is illegal in the state.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Nevada.
Updated to reflect recreational marijuana law, effective January 1, 2017.
Updated to reflect information on case law regarding mandatory arbitration under USERRA.
On Election Day, states went high: voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Maine's results are still listed as "too close to call," but those voting "yes" are in the lead.
Updated to reflect a Nevada Supreme Court ruling clarifying the provision of health care benefits in relation to the minimum wage.
The Supreme Court of Nevada ruled that employers need only to offer employees a qualifying health plan, but need not necessarily enroll them in such a plan, in order to pay a lower minimum wage.
Updated to reflect a ruling from the Supreme Court clarifying the provision of health care benefits.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Updated to reflect state Supreme Court ruling prohibiting courts from modifying the terms of noncompete agreements.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Nevada employers ensure they are compliant with state employment laws.