Henderson, NV, January 06, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- With the new year, new laws are taking effect in Nevada.
Lawyer Anthony Golden from Anthem Law Group discussed four new laws for 2018 and what they mean to Nevadans.
The state has passed a law to provide workplace protection to employees who are victims of (or who have family members who are victims of) domestic abuse.
According to Golden, “The law that went into effect January 1st, requires employers of victims of (or those with family members who are victims of) domestic abuse to provide leave to an employee, who has been employed for at least 90 days. An eligible employee, under this law, is entitled to 160 hours of paid or unpaid leave (which may be taken at once or intermittently) during a 12-month period following the date on which the domestic abuse occurs.”
He added, “This new Nevada law will help provide workplace protection to the victims of domestic abuse and their families.”
Another law employers need to know about is the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act, which became effective on July 1, 2017 but which many Nevada employers are not yet in compliance with.
“Many employers are still not implementing this and this year, the state will enforce the law and make sure every employer in Nevada is in compliance,” Golden said.
The Act makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to refuse to provide a reasonable accommodation to a female employee or applicant for a condition relating to pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition. The Act also requires employers to provide notice to all existing employees in writing of the new law and again to pregnant employee seeking an accommodation.
“The related medical condition, of course includes mothers who are nursing their babies,” he added.
Golden said the third new law involves car accidents. For those who are injured due to the negligence of the other party and at no fault, will have a little more protection if the at-fault party has minimal policy limits Beginning July 1, 2018, the minimum policy limits increase in Nevada from $15,000 individual/$30,000 aggregate to $25,000 individual/$50,000 aggregate.
Lastly, he talked about the new Federal Tax Law and the controversial cap on the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT). Under the new plan, taxpayers who itemize will still be able to deduct their state income tax or sales tax and also property taxes, but the total deduction will be capped at $10,000 starting in 2018.
“Without being political, it has yet to be seen who this plan will ultimately benefit,” concluded Golden.
You can watch the entire interview here: http://www.fox5vegas.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=14025579
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