Workforce and Employment

Nevada is a Right to Work State:

Right to Work Laws secure the right of employees to decide for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. However, employees who work in the railway or airline industries are not protected by a right to work law, and employees who work on a federal enclave may not be.

  • Policy on Union Membership, Organization, etc.
  • No person shall be denied the opportunity to obtain or retain employment because of non-membership in a labor organization.
  • Prohibited Activity
  • Agreements prohibiting employment because of non-membership in labor organization; strike or picketing to force or induce employer to make agreement; compelling person to join labor organization, strike, or leave employment; conspiracy to cause discharge or denial of employment or to induce refusal of work on basis of membership

Workers' Compensation:

Nevada law requires all business owners to obtain and maintain workers' compensation coverage :

Employers may obtain workers' compensation insurance from a private insurance company authorized to provide workers' compensation in Nevada by the Division of Insurance  (DOl).

  • If qualified, an employer may be self-insured through an approval process overseen by the DOl.
  • For smaller businesses there are associations of self-insured employers - groups of employers (generally in the same type of business) which are members of the association.