The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced an increase in penalties for workplace safety violations, as well as a renewed focus on specific industries for inspections. The new measures are aimed at improving workplace safety and reducing accidents in the state.
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Nevada Supreme Court Allows Employees to Sue Employers for Failure to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use, Rejects Possible Related Claims
Resolving prior uncertainty as to whether Nevada law provides workplace protections to employees who use medical cannabis away from work, the Nevada Supreme Court has decided that NRS 678C.850(3), a statute in the NRS Chapter on the Medical Use of Cannabis, provides employees with a private right of action
Nevada Gaming Commission Adopts Cybersecurity Regulations
On December 22, 2022, the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) adopted regulations creating new cybersecurity requirements for certain gaming operators. This action joins agencies in other jurisdictions moving quickly to protect consumers and their personal information in the gaming industry. The NGC adopted the October 17, 2022 version of the regulations,
The Gilded Wage? Nevada Voters Eliminate Two-Tier Minimum Wage System
Nevada voters passed a $12.00 per hour minimum wage to take effect July 1, 2024. The ballot initiative will eliminate Nevada’s unique two-tier minimum wage system that had differentiating wages for whether the employer offered health insurance or not.
Nevada Supreme Court Affirms Termination for Off-Duty Recreational Marijuana Use
Ending years of discussion about the scope of state law employment protections for individuals who use marijuana recreationally, the Nevada Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a complaint by an employee who was fired for testing positive for marijuana on a post-accident drug test. In
Nevada Court Rejects Claim That Off-Duty Marijuana Use Is “Lawful” Because It Still Is Illegal Under Federal Law
The Supreme Court of Nevada upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by an employee who was terminated after testing positive for marijuana on a post-accident drug test. The Court rejected the employee’s claims that his use of marijuana outside of work hours was “lawful use” under state law. Ceballos v.
Four Wage and Hour Takeaways for Employers Following Recent Nevada Supreme Court Decision
In a victory for employers in wage and hour class actions, on August 11, 2022, the Nevada Supreme Court affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of HG Staffing, LLC and MEI-GSR Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Grand Sierra Resort. In Martel v.
Nevada High Court Rules Recreational Marijuana Is Not ‘Lawful Off-Duty Conduct’
In a decision issued on August 11, 2022, the Nevada Supreme Court declined to recognize recreational marijuana use as a “lawful” activity for purposes of the state’s law providing employment protections for “lawful activities” or “lawful off-duty conduct” outside of work.
Nevada Employers, Beware the Impact of the Increased State Minimum Wage on the Daily Overtime Rate
Many employers with business operations in Nevada are aware by now that Assembly Bill 456, enacted in June 2019, increases the minimum wage in increments of 75 cents annually on July 1 of each year through 2024.
Beat the Heat: Nevada’s Response to OSHA’S Heat Illness National Emphasis Program Focuses on Prevention and Inspections
Federal OSHA previously announced the creation of the Heat Illness National Emphasis Program (NEP) and signaled its intent to take a more proactive approach to prevent heat related illnesses. Now various states, including Nevada, are moving to adopt their own regulations regarding heat related illnesses. Understanding Nevada’s response to the
Nevada OSHA Targets Hospitality Industry
Nevada’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Nevada OSHA) is performing targeted inspections of Nevada’s hospitality establishments. Even though Nevada OSHA’s “Inspection Targeting Plan and Emphasis Programs” document was last updated in August 2021, the programmed inspections are continuing with local emphasis programs related to hotels (NAICS 721110) and casino-hotels (NAICS
En Banc Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies State Record-Keeping and Minimum Wage Notice Requirements
In a recent decision, the Nevada Supreme Court provided guidance on how employers must maintain wage records and inform employees of minimum wage rate adjustments. On December 30, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a 6-0 en banc opinion in a class action appeal regarding NRS 608.115’s record-keeping requirement and
Nevada Amends Restrictive Covenant Statute
On May 25, 2021, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 47, which amends Nevada’s noncompetition statute, NRS 613.195 and the Nevada Unfair Trade Practices Act. The changes will go into effect on October 1, 2021.
Nevada: New Laws Imposing New Requirements on Employers
At the conclusion of the Nevada Legislature’s 81st Session, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed several bills into law affecting every point of the employer-employee relationship, from application to termination.
Nevada Expands Paid Leave Rights for Employees, Including for COVID-19 Vaccination
Since 2019, private employers with at least 50 employees have been required in most instances, pursuant to NRS 608.0197, to provide 0.01923 hours of paid leave to their employees for each hour worked.