The Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act Official Notice Is Here
Author: Amy A. McGeever (Reno)
Published Date: July 21, 2017
The Nevada Equal Rights Commission has published its official notice for the new Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act. As you likely know by now, Nevada employers with at least 15 employees must immediately post this notice in the workplace in a conspicuous place (e.g., where other legal employee notices are currently posted). The notice is available on the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation’s website.
In addition to having to post the notice in the workplace, the statute also requires employers to provide a copy of the notice to
all new employees at the beginning of their employment (e.g., as part of their new hire packets); and
any current employee, within 10 days after that employee notifies her immediate supervisor that she is pregnant.
It’s recommended that employers obtain a corresponding acknowledgement of receipt of notice and that employers update their corresponding personnel policies, as well as train their supervisors to ensure full compliance with the Act and its various notice requirements.
While the Act does not become fully effective until October 1, 2017, these notice provisions became effective in June of 2017.
Amy McGeever focuses her practice on representing private and public employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters in Nevada and California. She routinely defends employers against claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Amy frequently handles administrative charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. In addition to her litigation work, Amy devotes a portion of her practice to providing...