New Nevada Laws Provide Additional Benefits for Employees

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New Nevada Laws Provide Additional Benefits for Employees

By Tara K. Burke

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a law requiring private employers with 50 or more employees in Nevada to provide 0.01923 hours of paid leave for each hour an employee works. Employees must be permitted to use up to forty hours of available paid leave “without providing a reason to his or her employer.” Nevada’s paid leave law is similar to the new paid leave law in Maine that requires employers provide paid leave that employees can use for any reason. New York City Council is reportedly considering similar legislation that would require paid personal time in addition to the safe/sick time that many employees are already entitled to. Nevada’s law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020 and Maine’s law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

Governor Sisolak also signed a new law last week making it illegal, subject to limited exceptions, to conduct pre-employment drug testing for marijuana in the state of Nevada beginning on Jan. 1, 2020.

***This article originally appeared on the Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave & Health Management blog and was reposted on the DMEC website with their permission.***