80°F
weather icon Clear

Sick leave bill on its way to Nevada Senate

Updated April 8, 2017 - 10:10 am

CARSON CITY — A Senate panel on Friday passed a bill requiring businesses with more than 50 employees to provide paid sick leave.

Senate Bill 196 was passed by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor and Energy on a 4-3, party-line vote.

Sponsored by Majority Leader Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, employers would have to allow employees to accrue sick leave at a rate of one hour per 30 hours worked. It could be used by a worker after 90 days on the job.

The bill also allows employers to limit use of paid sick leave to 24 hours per year and cap accrual of the benefit to 48 hours per year.

It now goes to the full Senate.

Contact Sandra Chereb at schereb@reviewjournal.com or 775-461-3821. Follow @SandraChereb on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Lawsuit challenges Nevada’s new diabetes drug disclosure law

Two pharmaceutical groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of a bill passed by the 2017 Nevada Legislature requiring disclosure of the pricing of diabetes drugs.

Nevada Legislature approves final payment for ESA software

The final action on Nevada’s controversial private school choice program came Thursday when the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved $105,000 to pay off the remaining costs incurred by a vendor who was working on the development of software to implement the program.

 
Recall targets a third Nevada senator

A third recall petition against a female Nevada state senator was filed Wednesday.

Federal government approves Nevada’s education plan

Nevada is among four states to get U.S. Education Department approval of its plan as required under a new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA.