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Nevada Equal Pay Acts: What you need to know

The Nevada Equal Pay Law prohibits discrimination in wages on the basis of sex for equal work on jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility, performed under similar working conditions. The law applies to all employers in the state, regardless of size, including employment agencies and labor unions (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 608.017).
Employers are prohibited from reducing any employee's wages in order to comply with the Law. It is also unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee for testifying in a proceeding under the Law (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 608.015).
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Differences in pay between employees of different genders are permissible when they are based on:
• A seniority system;
• A merit system;
• A system based on quality or quantity of work; or
• Reasonable factors other than sex.
The state labor commissioner enforces the Equal Pay Law. The commissioner is authorized to seek a civil remedy, impose an administrative penalty, or take other administrative action against an employer.
The Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act prohibits employers from discriminating in compensation on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or gender identity (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.330).
Under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the federal fair employment laws were amended so that each paycheck affected by an employer's prior discriminatory practice or decision constitutes an unlawful discriminatory act that triggers a new deadline for filing a pay discrimination claim. An employee alleging discrimination must be able to show that the paycheck or ...

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