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New State Law Regarding Wage History Affects Nevada Employers

Nevada Senate Bill 293, passed in the most recent legislative session, bans Nevada employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. Additionally, employers must provide a position’s salary range for both external job candidates and internal promotions/transfers. One important note is that employers can continue to ask job candidates about their wage expectations. This law goes into effect on October 1, 2021.

Recommendations for Employers

  • Update your job application to remove any questions regarding previous salary. (You can purchase a job application template from the HRinDemand portal.)
  • Provide the minimum and maximum pay range on the job ad. Some websites, such as Indeed, now require this information in order to advertise job postings.
  • Include the position’s pay range on the job description and provide the job description to candidates during the job interview. This ensures candidates know exactly what the pay is, as well as the exact duties they would be expected to perform.

If you need assistance conducting a salary survey or writing job descriptions, contact the HRinDemand team.

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.  


S.B. 293, 81st Biennium, 81st Reg. Sess. (Nev. 2021). https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bill/7896/Text