Nevada Public Officers and Employees

Sec. § 281.390
Sick leave of public employees: Election of benefits; amount limited when eligible for benefits for industrial or occupational disease.


1.

When any public employee is eligible at the same time for benefits for temporary total disability pursuant to chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or 617 of NRS and for any sick leave benefit, the employee may, by giving notice to the employer of the employee, elect to continue to receive the employee’s normal salary instead of the benefits pursuant to those chapters until the employee’s accrued sick leave time is exhausted. The employer shall notify the insurer that provides industrial insurance for that employer of the election. The employer shall continue to pay the employee the employee’s normal salary but charge against the employee’s accrued sick leave time as taken during the pay period an amount which represents the difference between the employee’s normal salary and the amount of any benefit for temporary total disability received, exclusive of reimbursement or payment of medical or hospital expenses pursuant to chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or 617 of NRS for that pay period.

2.

When the employee’s accrued sick leave time is exhausted, payment of the employee’s normal salary pursuant to subsection 1 must be discontinued and the employer shall promptly notify the insurer that provides industrial insurance for that employer so that it may begin paying the benefits to which the employee is entitled directly to the employee.

3.

An employee who declines to make the election provided in subsection 1, may use all or part of the sick leave benefit normally payable to the employee while directly receiving benefits for temporary total disability pursuant to chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or 617 of NRS, but the amount of sick leave benefit paid to the employee for any pay period must not exceed the difference between the employee’s normal salary and the amount of any benefit received, exclusive of reimbursement or payment of medical or hospital expenses pursuant to those chapters for that pay period.

4.

If the amount of the employee’s sick leave benefit is reduced pursuant to subsection 3 below the amount normally payable, the amount of sick leave time charged against the employee as taken during that pay period must be reduced in the same proportion.

5.

The public employee may decline to use any or part of the sick leave benefit normally payable to the employee while receiving benefits pursuant to chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, or 617 of NRS. During that time, the employee must be considered on leave of absence without pay.
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Feb. 5, 2021