Laws, Requirements & Rights
There are a number of excellent sources for laws, requirements and rights as they relate to businesses, job seekers and the employment process. Nevada JobConnect has compiled a short list of key sites that you may find helpful. If you have specific questions related to laws, requirements and rights, you can get personal service from your local Nevada JobConnect office.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities. This site is your one-stop source for information pertaining to the ADA.
Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation
This Nevada-based state government site provides valuable information on laws, requirements and rights as they relate to businesses, job seekers and the unemployed, including new hire reporting, veterans' services, the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the Workforce Investment Act, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), layoff assistance, unemployment benefits, and more.
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Welfare and Supportive Services
This division provides quality, timely and temporary services enabling Nevada families, the disabled and elderly to achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency. Learn more about childcare and development, child support enforcement, eligibility and payments on food stamps, medical programs and temporary assistance for needy families, employment and support services, and more.
Known as being the people's branch of government, the Nevada Legislature is the lawmaking body of the State, with online information related to legislative sessions, lobbyist information, a law library, a research library, and more.
Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner
This office enforces the labor laws of the State of Nevada in a manner that protects the rights of working families in a fair, professional and timely manner, with a complete list of statutes and regulations enforced by the Labor Commissioner, as well as information on wages and hours, filing a claim, hearings and more.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
This site is committed to helping America's farmers and ranchers with a host of information, including laws that pertain directly to the agriculture industry, farm labor regulations, and more.
U.S. Department of Justice
Search the DOJ site for, among other topics, laws and regulations as they relate to preventing and controlling crime, seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, career information, statistical reports of discrimination complaints, and more.
U.S. Department of Labor
The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by administering laws including a workers' rights to safe and healthful working conditions, a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance, required posters at the workplace, laws that apply when you hire someone, and more.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
The EEOC if the Federal agency in charge of administrative and judicial enforcement of the Federal civil rights laws, providing compliance education, aid in filing a charge of discrimination, statistics, and more.