Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 31A.120
Prohibition against discharge, discipline or refusal to hire employee because of withholding; liability of employer for refusal to withhold and other improper acts.


It is unlawful for an employer to use the withholding of income to collect an obligation of support as a basis for refusing to hire a potential employee, discharging the employee or taking disciplinary action against the employee. Any employer who violates this section shall hire or reinstate the employee with no loss of pay or benefits, is liable for any payments of support not withheld and shall be fined $1,000. If an employee prevails in an action based on this section, the employer is liable, in an amount not less than $2,500, for payment of the employee’s costs and attorney’s fees incurred in that action.


If an employer:


Wrongfully refuses to withhold from the income of an obligor as required pursuant to NRS 31A.025 to 31A.190, inclusive;


Refuses or intentionally fails to deliver to the enforcing authority any money required pursuant to NRS 31A.080; or


Knowingly misrepresents the income of the employee,
Ê the employer shall pay the amount the employer refused to withhold or refused or intentionally failed to deliver to the enforcing authority and may be ordered to pay punitive damages to the person to whom support is owed in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each pay period the employer failed to withhold income as required, refused or intentionally failed to deliver money to the enforcing authority as required or knowingly misrepresented the income of the employee.

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Feb. 5, 2021