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Nevada Enacts Kin Care Leave Law

Effective October 1, 2021, Nevada’s kin care leave law (AB 190) requires employers that provide employees with sick leave to allow an employee to use accrued sick leave for an absence due to an illness, injury, medical appointment or other authorized medical need of a member of the employee’s immediate family under the same conditions that apply to the employee when taking such leave.

Employers must permit the use of accrued sick leave for kin care purposes “to the same extent and under the same conditions that apply to the employee when taking such leave.” Employers may not deny employees the right to use kin care leave or retaliate against them for exercising their right to do so.

The law does not apply to employees who are covered under a valid collective bargaining agreement.

The law also contains posting requirements. The Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner is to prepare a bulletin concerning the laws’ provisions. Upon availability, covered employers will be required to post this bulletin in a conspicuous location in each workplace.

Employers should review and update their existing time off policies to include updated language regarding the use of sick leave for an employee’s immediate family member.

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