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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Nevada on
Q: Cam you sue a company for pressuring you and firing you for not showing proof of death for bereavement

Grandparents and father died and took bereavement as was told I get 5 days for each death. First day returning my manager informed me that they did not apply bereavement and marked ,me as no call no show for random days and will not correct it until I show proof

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Q: Can I get back pay if I was overcharged for health insurance? Salary vs hourly. They categorized me as hourly. Im salary

I am a manager at a restaurant. They inputted my information as an hourly employee. When selecting my options at open enrollment, only hourly options were available. I’ve only been with the company 1 yr and 10 mo. I overlooked that there were separate pay schedules and just selected what was in... View More

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Q: Can I sue Walmart for damages if they employee falsely accused me of stealing?

An employer of their asset protection accused me of stealing an item that I was trying to return at customer service with the receipt. after a verbal back and forth and the employee running to that side door security room that all Walmarts have with my item and my receipt. his supervisor eventually... View More

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Q: My shift lead at work came up to me and my bf aggressively, accusing us of stealing his headphones he left at work

He has no proof but proceed to threaten that if they aren’t returned there will be consequences

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: I received a letter in the mail from the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology and saying I was practicing

without license but my licence is good. What do I say and how do they figure is what I wanna know. They are the state board who should have that Information.

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

In this situation, it's essential to address the matter promptly and accurately. Start by gathering all relevant documentation, including your current cosmetology license and any records that confirm its validity. This will be crucial in clarifying the misunderstanding.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: Can I sue the Las Vegas Police for wage loss the days I missed when they hit my car and weren't able to work Uber Eats?

I already won a personal injury lawsuit for $80,000. Separately, They paid me for the vehicle at $7,000. But it took 49 days for me to get that vehicle check. During that time I wasn't able to work.

I calculated my days missed at 49 days at $106 per day, $5194. I can provide evidence... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Dec 18, 2023

As you settled the case you can brain nothing further. Your wage loss could have been submitted as part of your losses.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: I was let go from work and I returned my equipment, they are now asking me for the pin to login, this was 2 weeks ago.

Do I legally have to reply or could I be sent a cease and dease letter for this? Can their IT department get access?

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

Whether you're legally required to respond and the potential consequences depend on several factors. First, review your employment contract for clauses about returning equipment and data access after termination. Check your company's policies on these matters in the employee handbook.... View More

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Q: Can I ask my company for back pay in gas stipends?

I work for a small company in Nevada who provides gas stipends to their employees. We use our own vehicles to travel to and from clients. It was brought to my attention that every employee gets a gas stipend besides myself. I have worked for this company for 4 months. Can I ask my employer to pay... View More

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

If you haven't been receiving gas stipends for work-related travel and want to request back pay.

Begin by reviewing company policies, handbooks, or employment contracts regarding gas stipends to understand eligibility and conditions. Document all work-related travel meticulously for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: I was not convicted of a DUI, but am on parole and does not even have a revoked driving record. How can I possibly work

I have been living in hardship, financial situations because I can not even drive due to stipulation of no driving while on parole. I have not been revoked my license to drive, the last moving violation was in the year 2007. I am living in hard financial means and without being able to drive, my... View More

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answered on Nov 29, 2023

You can request a modification to your parole conditions to allow you to drive. To do this, you will need to file a petition with the parole board. In your petition, you should explain why you need to drive, such as to get to work or to take care of your family. You should also explain that you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it right to get fired for talking bout another employee to another employee d is it discrimination

I'm the only black person there and assistant manager I did nothing wrong and gt really sick and when I talked to her she left me off the schedule and said I don't communicate with her it's this discrimination and wrongful

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

In Nevada, firing based on race or protected characteristics is illegal, but employers can terminate for other reasons. To navigate this situation, know the details of your termination, assess your options, and understand your rights. If you suspect discrimination, file a complaint with the EEOC or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: How long is a Nevada background check good for?

We have an employee that begun three years ago, when initial background check was done. We just rehired, do we need to conduct a new one?

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answered on Dec 4, 2023

Nevada law does not require employers to conduct background checks on existing employees. However, many employers do so as a matter of policy to protect their business and their other employees.

If you originally conducted a comprehensive background check that included criminal history,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it illegal in NV to fire a person after the person asked the supervisor to stop telling me all her personal business?

Everyday, several times a day, my supervisor discussed her various personal issues. She would then email me that I failed to complete work tasks. This is untrue. After the second email, I told her we should focus more of our conversations on work related issues. She agreed then asked how her... View More

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answered on Nov 9, 2023

Nevada law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who exercise their protected rights under the law. This includes the right to ask an employer to stop discussing personal issues at work.

If you were fired after asking your supervisor to stop discussing personal issues at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: Can my supervisor record our conversation without my knowledge or consent if we are the only two people present?

If my supervisor and I are in a company vehicle, can he/she record the conversation without my knowledge to use information against me for disciplinary purposes?

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answered on Oct 4, 2023

In Nevada, it is a "one-party consent" state when it comes to recording conversations. This means that as long as one party to the conversation consents to the recording, it's generally lawful to do so. Therefore, if your supervisor is a party to the conversation with you, he/she can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: At work a 7-11 store, I was suspended p/I for exsessive late and being absent, after being there for 5 yrs working grave

can they fire me, for being late, and if so do I get unemployment?

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answered on Aug 4, 2023

In general, an employer in Nevada may terminate an employee for excessive lateness or absenteeism, especially if it is a violation of company policies or terms of employment. However, it is essential to review your employment contract and any applicable workplace policies to understand your rights... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Business Law for Nevada on
Q: Hello I have a real estate business. I am looking to hire my first employee to answer calls and do admin work.

If I pay them either $13.25 per hour or $15 per hour. Am I required to pay them overtime of $19 per Hour and $22 per hour. Over 40 hours. My company is based in Nevada. I only have 1 employee and myself.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Jun 6, 2023

Generally yes. Federal law requires that hourly-paid employees be paid overtime, at a rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay, for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. If your business does less than $500,000 gross in business per year, however, you may be exempt from federal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: comapany doesn't want to pay me but is asking for the work done by threatening me with taking the case to the court

I had a freelancer agreement with this company even tho I had a 9-5 schedule at their home office in California. The company is registered in Nevada.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on May 9, 2023

You should contact a California employment attorney to discuss your situation and review the contract you signed with you, as your rights and responsibilities in this situation will be dependent on the language in your contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: Hi. My employer paid me in hand written check (s). State and federal taxes were withheld. My wages weren't reported.

What do I do??

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer
answered on Apr 22, 2023

Double check your earnings record through your My Social Security account at SSA.gov. If your wages are not accurately reported on your earnings record, the best way to handle the situation is get proof of your wages, such as W-2s. After you’ve gathered your documents showing proof of wages,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Construction Law for Nevada on
Q: I worked for a property owner as a maintenance/handyman and had tools stolen off one of her properties. She

She had a caretaker/security person living on the property and was aware of the tools being on the property. I do have a copy of the police report in my possession. Who is financially responsible, other than the thief, for the stolen tools? I live in Nevada. We did not have a signed working... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 30, 2023

Other than the thief, the tools may be covered by the tool owner’s insurance policy. It is not uncommon for individuals who use tools in their occupation to insure those tools against theft.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: for hours that are worked overtime, can your employer bank your hours instead of paying for the hours worked overtime?
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
answered on Nov 22, 2022

I'm unsure of the exact question you're asking, but hopefully this information will help you: Under federal law, hourly-paid employees must be paid overtime, at a rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly rate, for all hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek. Entitlement to overtime pay... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Nevada on
Q: My company wants to change my contract, do they have to give me written notice that they are changing it?

I have been working at my company for over 6 months and now they are trying to cut my pay in half, and even more than that and expecting me to take on more responsibility. And say I have till Monday to sign it or I cant come back to work. Is this legal? Can they do this with no prior notice???

Julie King
Julie King
answered on Feb 7, 2022

Employees are either “at will” or they have a contract. At will employees can quit when they want and the company can fire or layoff an employee when it wants, so long as the termination isn’t due to discrimination, retaliation or another illegal reason. It sounds like you are an employee... View More

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