On June 13, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed SB 312 into law to require Nevada employers to provide paid leave to workers. Specifically, the bill requires that employees receive 0.01923 hours of paid leave for each hour worked. Under this formula, a worker who works 40 hours per week for 52 weeks will be entitled to approximately 40 hours of paid leave. Workers must receive the same rate of pay for the paid leave as paid for hours worked, and be paid at the same time they would have been paid had the hours been worked.

With passage of the bill, Nevada joins seven other states that have mandated paid time off: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.

  • Who will be required to provide paid time off to employees?
  • What obligations are placed on employers?
  • What rules may employers impose?
  • What restrictions are imposed on employers?
  • What obligations do employees have?
  • How will the requirement be enforced?
  • When does the requirement for paid leave go into effect?

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