FMLA Nevada guidelines

Leave for Children's School Activities

Under Nevada law, employers may not fire, or threaten to fire, an employee because the employee attends a conference requested by an administrator of his or her child’s school, or because the employee is notified, during work hours or an emergency regarding the child.

Employers with at least 50 employees must allow eligible employees to take up to four hours off per school year to:

  • attend parent-teacher conferences

  • attend school activities during school hours

  • attend school-sponsored events, and

  • volunteer or otherwise be involved at the child's school.

Domestic Violence Leave

Nevada has a domestic violence leave law, effective on January 1, 2018. All employers in the state must provide unpaid time off to an employee who is the victim of domestic violence, or whose family member is a victim of domestic violence. A "family member" includes a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent, or other adult living with the employee at the time of the domestic violence.

Employees are eligible as long as they have been employed for at least 90 days. These employees are entitled to up to 160 hours of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for the following reasons:

  • to seek a medical diagnosis or treatment

  • to obtain counseling services

  • to participate in court proceedings, or

  • to create a safety plan.

Pregnancy Accommodations

Beginning on October 1, 2017, employers with 15 or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to employees for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, unless it would cause undue hardship. While the law does not specifically mention leave, it may be a form of accommodation the employer must consider under the law.

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