Nevada Aliens and Immigration laws & HR compliance analysis

Nevada Aliens and Immigration: What you need to know

Practices or policies that discriminate against immigrants legally eligible for employment may constitute discrimination on the basis of national origin, in violation of the Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act (NV Rev. Stat. Sec. 613.310 et seq.).
The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
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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.
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The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) requires employers to verify the legal status and right to work of all new hires. To satisfy verification requirements, employers should ask all new hires for documents establishing both identity and work authorization.
Please see the Immigration topical analysis for additional discussion.
IRCA and all subsequent amendments regulate the employment status of immigrants.
Preemption of state laws. IRCA provisions “preempt any state or local law ...

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