At the most recent legislative session, 2 new laws were enacted that affect Nevada businesses. Additionally, the law requiring mandatory paid leave was amended.
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Effective June 9, 2021, through December 31, 2023, Nevada employers with 50 or more employees must provide all employees with paid COVID-19 vaccination leave.
- All employees are eligible for paid vaccination leave, including part time, seasonal, temporary, and on-call employees.
- Employees receiving a single-dose shot can receive up to 2 hours of paid leave, while employees receiving a vaccination with two doses can receive up to 4 hours of paid leave, to be used as 2 consecutive hours per dose.
- Employees are expected to notify their supervisor up to 12 hours in advance.
- Employers cannot require employees to find a replacement worker in order to receive the paid vaccination leave.
Beginning on October 1, 2021, employers providing paid or unpaid sick leave will be required to permit employees to use their accrued sick leave to care for an immediate family member with an illness, injury, medical appointment, or other medical need.
- Employers can limit the amount of annual kin care leave to the amount of leave an employee accrues during a 6-month period.
- “Immediate family member” is defined as the employee’s child, foster child, spouse, domestic partner, sibling, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, stepparent, or any other person for whom the employee is a legal guardian.
The law requiring mandatory paid leave was amended to require employers to permit employees to use paid leave for any reason, including, but not limited to:
- Treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition;
- Receiving a medical diagnosis or medical care;
- Receiving or participating in preventative care;
- Participating in caregiving; or
- Addressing other personal needs related to the health of the employee.
If you would like assistance in updating your Employee Handbook to reflect these new laws, please contact HRinDemand, your total people solution.
Bailey Cummins, PHR, is a member of the HRinDemand team, a human resources company in Reno, NV, offering expert guidance and easy-to-use tools to help small businesses with employment regulations, compliance, employee relations, and company growth.
Littler. (2021, June 9). Nevada Enacts Paid Vaccination Leave and “Kin Care” Laws and Amends its Existing Paid Leave Law. https://www.littler.com/publication-press/publication/nevada-enacts-paid-vaccination-leave-and-kin-care-laws-and-amends-its