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Nevada Releases Notice for Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act

Required Workplace Notice Now Available

Nevada has released the notice required to be posted and provided to employees under the state Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act ("new law").

Written or Electronic Notice to Employees
An employer with 15 or more employees ("covered employer") must provide a notice (written or electronic) to employees that they have the right to be free from discriminatory or unlawful employment practices under state law, as follows:

  • To a new employee upon commencement of employment; and
  • Within 10 days after an employee notifies her immediate supervisor that she is pregnant.

A covered employer must also post the notice in a conspicuous place at the employer's place of business that is located in an area which is accessible to employees.

Note: Covered employers must provide such written notice required under the provisions above to their existing employees to inform them of certain rights under the new law. According to the law (see section: section: 19 and 20), this requirement is currently in effect.

Background
Under the new law, covered employers are generally prohibited from refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a female employee or applicant upon her request for a condition relating to her pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition--unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer's business.

Further details are contained in the text of the law. The law is generally effective October 1, 2017 (see section: section: 19 and 20 of the law for additional details on effective dates). Affected employers with questions about the law's impact on workplace policies and practices should contact a knowledgeable employment law attorney.


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