A Nevada employment contract is used by companies and organizations to relay the employment terms and conditions by which a new employee agrees to abide. The document’s terms will include the employee’s position, duties, pay, and employment term. If the contract is “at-will,” the employment will have no predetermined termination date and can be canceled by either party as indicated in the contract.
Companies may also require employees to sign off on non-disclosure and non-compete clauses that prohibit them from sharing company information and working for competing businesses. Any employee benefits such as paid leave, sick days, vacation time, and ownership interest will need to be included in the contract as well.
Independent Contractor Agreement – A contract between a freelance worker and an individual or company that hires them.
Subcontractor Agreement – Used by a general contractor or other authorized entity to hire a subcontractor.
- Labor Statutes: Title 53 (Labor and Industrial Relations)
- Definition of Employee: § 608.010
- Minimum Wage: $9.75 or $8.75/hr (§ 608.250, § 608.255, § 608.258, and Assembly Bill 456)
- $9.75/hr for employees without qualifying health benefits
- $8.75/hr for employees with qualifying health benefits
- Overtime: If an employee earns less than one and a half (1.5) times the minimum wage, they must be paid one and a half (1.5) times their standard rate for every hour worked over eight (8) hours in a day or forty (40) hours in a week (§ 608.018).
- Record Keeping: Three (3) Years (§ 516)
- Records of Wages: Two (2) Years (§ 608.115(3))
Permitted? Yes, as an “employment-at-will” state, Nevada permits employers to terminate their employees at any time and for any reason that doesn’t violate state and federal law. It is illegal to terminate an employee for any of the following reasons:
- Discrimination (§ 613.330)
- Public policy (§ 613.340)
- Pregnancy and childbirth (§ 613.438)
- Use of any product off work premises that doesn’t affect the employee’s performance (§ 613.333)