Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 31A.280
Effect of order for assignment; duty of employer to cooperate; modification of amount assigned; reimbursement of employer; refusal of employer to honor assignment; discharge of employer’s liability to pay amount assigned.


An order for an assignment issued pursuant to NRS 31A.250 to 31A.330, inclusive, operates as an assignment and is binding upon any existing or future employer of an obligor upon whom a copy of the order is served by certified mail, return receipt requested. The order may be modified or revoked at any time by the court.


To enforce the obligation for support, the employer shall cooperate with and provide relevant information concerning the obligor’s employment to the person entitled to the support or that person’s legal representative. A disclosure made in good faith pursuant to this subsection does not give rise to any action for damages for the disclosure.


If the order for support is amended or modified, the person entitled to the payment of support or that person’s legal representative shall notify the employer of the obligor to modify the amount to be withheld accordingly.


To reimburse the employer for the employer’s costs in making the payment pursuant to the assignment, the employer may deduct $3 from the amount paid to the obligor each time the employer makes a payment.


If an employer wrongfully refuses to honor an assignment or knowingly misrepresents the income of an employee, the court, upon request of the person entitled to the support or that person’s legal representative, may enforce the assignment in the manner provided in NRS 31A.095 for the enforcement of the withholding of income.


Compliance by an employer with an order of assignment operates as a discharge of the employer’s liability to the employee as to that portion of the employee’s income affected.

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