Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: William R. Dabney and Dora V. Lane, Holland & Hart LLP
- Under Nevada law, an employer may not engage in discriminatory hiring practices based upon any protected characteristic, which includes race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or the need to use a service animal at work. See Nevada Antidiscrimination Law.
- Nevada's Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation offers "JobConnect" services, a statewide network that connects businesses with prospective employees. See Methods and Sources.
- Private employers may opt to give a hiring preference to veterans or their spouses. See Veterans Preference.
- Under state law, administrative penalties and payment of other civil relief may be imposed on employers that fail to comply with state law regarding the lawful hiring of employees. See Immigration Verification.
- With respect to advertising, Nevada prohibits employment agencies from sending potential employees to a place where a strike, lockout or other labor trouble exists without furnishing the applicant with a written statement of that fact. See Advertising/Recruiting.
- Nevada places restrictions on the hours and occupations in which minors may work. Also, persons under the age of 21 may not work as gaming employees in the state. See Underage Workers.