The Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) enforces the Fair Employment Practices Act. The Commission has the authority to initiate, receive, and investigate discrimination complaints; issue subpoenas; hold hearings; issue administrative decisions; and enforce its decisions in state court.
Remedies can include ordering the employer to stop the discriminatory practice, hiring, reinstatement, promotion, back pay, and benefits (which are limited to a period of 2 years, plus interest at the prime rate plus 2 percent). The Commission's order can be enforced or appealed. Before filing a civil suit in court, individuals injured by a violation of the Act must exhaust their administrative remedies by filing a complaint with the Commission and applying for, and receiving, a Notice of Right to Sue.