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Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions: Nevada

Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Dora V. Lane and Bradley T. Cave, Holland & Hart LLP


  • Employers that receive a child support withholding order for an employee must begin withholding in the first pay period that occurs within 14 days after the mailing date of the order. If an employee is terminated from employment, the employer must promptly send a notice of termination. Employers may also be required to enroll dependent children in their group health plan. Penalties are imposed for violations of the law. See Child Support Withholding.
  • Employers are required to withhold from employees' wages pursuant to creditor garnishment orders. The maximum amount that may be withheld under a creditor garnishment order does not follow the limits established by federal law. See Creditor Garnishment Withholding.
  • If an employee has unpaid state taxes, an employer may be required by a court order to withhold from the employee's wages to pay off the tax liability. See Tax Levies.
  • Employees may not voluntarily assign their earnings to a third party. See Voluntary Wage Assignments.