New Laws Impacting Nevada Employers in 2017
The Nevada Pregnant Workers Fairness Act has gained a great deal of attention in Nevada recently and will be effective October 1, 2017. Most employers are aware of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993 but this new Nevada specific law is much different.
Under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993, a “covered employer” is an employer who employees 50 or more employees at a location or a within 75 miles of the location. In short, FMLA requires employers to grant 12 weeks of unpaid leave for eligible employees for a newborn.
The Nevada Pregnant Workers Fairness Act law puts a heightened requirement on employers with over 15 employees to not only accommodate “Pregnancy Related Conditions” but also engage in a collaborative approach with the employee to find a practical outcome. The definitions are expansive for “Pregnancy Related Condition” and this law should not be taken lightly by an employer
The employer noticing requirements are specific for all new-hires, pregnant employees, and “posting” for all employees.
One of the largest benefits of being a Dillon Health client, is that every company receives a client specific Health & Welfare Compliance Binder that will include this new update and 29 additional employer requirements by the Department of Labor (DOL), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Health & Human Resources (HHS). All of our clients are compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), taking the burden off of the employer and the Human Resources Leadership Team. To learn more about employee benefits compliance, please contact Julie Comeaux or Mike Dillon at Dillon Heath.
There are many new laws affecting Nevada Employers in 2017, please read a recap from our friend and expert, Employment and Labor Attorney, Dora Lane at the following link.