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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

  1. all new employees at the beginning of their employment (e.g., as part of their new hire packets); and
  2. 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 A. McGeever  (Reno)

Amy A. McGeever
Amy McGeever focuses her practice on representing private and public employers in employment matters involving claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Additionally, Amy handles administrative charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission. Prior to joining Ogletree, Amy worked as an associate at a boutique employment litigation firm where she counseled clients in both Nevada and California. Amy attended...