Nevada Jury Duty/ Court Appearance laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Jury Duty/ Court Appearance: What you need to know

Jury duty. Nevada law prohibits an employer from discharging or threatening to discharge an employee because he or she attends court as a prospective juror or serves as a juror.
An employer that violates this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor. An employee discharged in violation of this section may sue for double lost wages and benefits, reinstatement, attorneys' fees, and punitive damages (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 6.190).
An employer may not require an employee summoned to appear for jury duty to work within 8 hours before the time at which the employee is to appear for jury duty.
If the employee’s service lasts for 4 hours or more on the day he or she appears for jury duty, including time going to and returning from the place where the court is held, an employer may not require the employee to work between 5:00 p.m. on the day of the appearance and 3:00 a.m. the following day; therefore, a juror may be excused from shiftwork during jury service.
Notice to employer of jury duty. Summons for jury duty includes a notice to the employer that the person is summoned. The employee must give the notice to his or her employer at least 3 days before an employee is to appear for jury duty.
No requirements to take leave. An employer may not require an employee to use vacation time or sick leave to attend jury service.
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Court appearance. An employer is prohibited from discharging or threatening to discharge an employee because of a summons to appear as a witness in any judicial or administrative proceeding (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 50.070).
An employer is also prohibited from discharging or threatening to discharge an employee who, as a parent or guardian, appears in court with or on behalf of the child (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. ...

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