An employer may deduct amounts from an employee's wages if the employee has given written authorization. Deductions are allowed for dues, rates, or assessments due to any hospital association or relief, savings, or other department or association maintained by the employer or employees for the benefit of the employees, or other deductions authorized by written order of an employee. If the employer agrees to deposit money into a financial institution, it must be deposited within 5 working days of payday (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 608.110).
When an employee assigns his or her wages, the employee authorizes the employer to deduct a specified amount from his or her wages to repay the employee's debts. In Nevada, at least two types of wage assignments are illegal: assignments given as security for loans (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 675.340) and those made by an employee who has not satisfied a court order to repay a debt (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 608.170). An employer that doubts the legality of a wage assignment should contact legal counsel.
One type of wage assignment that is legal is a wage assignment for child support. If an employee owes money for child support, the court may order the employee to assign his or her wages to the person entitled to the support payment. An employer may deduct $3 from each withholding to cover administrative costs (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 31A.080, Sec. 31A.090). There is additional information and a full discussion of this type of wage assignment.
At the time of payment of wages or compensation, employers must furnish to employees a statement showing gross wages, an itemized list of the deductions made from wages, and the net wages paid to the employee ...