The Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) oversees the state's Equal Employment Opportunity program, handling employment discrimination complaints relating to: race, national origin, color, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation, age (40 and over), disability, genetic information, and gender identity or expression. NERC works with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate and bring suit for complaints of discrimination. NERC also has jurisdiction in Nevada to investigate allegations of discrimination in housing and places of public accommodations.
The Division of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), enforces health and safety standards in the workplace. For additional information on OSHA please visit the Division of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA)
Nevada business owners are recognizing that maximizing safety and health on the job translates directly into increased efficiency and productivity. This makes safety one of the most powerful tools for controlling the costs of doing business. To provide assistance to Nevada employers with workplace safety and health issues, the State of Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) offers safety and health consultation services and employee training. For more information please visit the Division of Industrial Relations, Safety Consultation
and Training Section (SCATS)
The Consumer Services Section of the Nevada Division of Insurance protects Nevada consumers through enforcement of Title 57 of the Nevada Revised Statutes pertaining to insurance. The Section responds to approximately 25,000 consumer inquiries per year regarding the activities of insurance companies, insurance agents, bail agents, title agents, and other regulated entities. Through consumer advocacy and compliance investigations, the Consumer Services Section recovers millions of dollars for Nevada consumers each year.
The Employment Security Division (ESD) provides comprehensive employment and training services to Nevada businesses and workers. Employment Service programs offer job placement and training opportunities that assist businesses in meeting their employment needs and job seekers in returning to work through the state’s workforce investment system, Nevada JobConnect.
Nevada JobConnect is a statewide network that connects businesses with employees, all in one convenient system.
Nevada's workers are critical to the economy and quality of life in our State. The Labor Commissioner strives to ensure that all workers are treated fairly under the law. The Labor Commissioner investigates complaints of non-payment of wages, State minimum wage, overtime, and prevailing wage disputes. The office also monitors youth employment standards including work hours and safe, non-hazardous working conditions.
Nevadaworks is a regional agency focused on preparing northern Nevada’s workforce to meet the needs of current and potential northern Nevada employers. We do this by understanding the workplace requirements of employers and then coordinating with area educational institutions, public and private training providers, state or other local agencies, to craft necessary training programs for individuals to meet those expressed needs.
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange has built a marketplace where Nevada consumers and small businesses can shop for, compare, and purchase quality health insurance plans with ease. An intuitive web page will guide consumers through the application process with a number of useful tools including: out of pocket cost calculators, plan sorting by primary care provider, prescription drug availability, and hospital network.
The Silver State Works initiative was designed to create an opportunity for employers to help strengthen Nevada's economy while receiving incentives to hire pre-screened qualified workers to staff their businesses. The success of the program depends greatly upon the partnership of employers with Nevada agencies... business leaders like you. Together, we can build a trained workforce that enhances Nevada's economic stability and benefits participating employers. We hope that you will take advantage of this groundbreaking new program, and join in the rebuilding of Nevada's economy.
The Department of Labor (DOL) administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers. DOL's principal statutes most commonly applicable to businesses, job seekers, workers, retirees, contractors and grantees.
Workers compensation is part of the State of Nevada, Division of Industrial Relations, Workers' Compensation section. WCS ensures that Nevada workers injured on the job receive the benefits for which they are entitled. For more information on workers compensation please visit the Division of Industrial Relations, Workers’ Compensation
Workforce Connections is Southern Nevada’s Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB). Their geographical jurisdiction includes the Southern Nevada counties of Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda.
The mission of Workforce Connections is “Connecting Employers to a Ready Workforce”. They establish dynamic partnerships with employers and the community to connect job seekers to education, job training and employment opportunities. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 established a locally-driven public workforce development system to help job seekers access employment, education, training and support services that help them succeed in the labor market.