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Nevada- SB 493 (Independent Contractors)  

Issue: Employee Misclassification

Affects:  Employers who misclassify employees

Send comments to: Regan Ratliff, rratliff@phta.org

Summary:  This bill relates to employee misclassification by the employer.  As defined in this bill ‘employer misclassification’ means the practice by an employer of improperly classifying employees as independent contractors to avoid any legal obligation under state labor, employment and tax laws, including, without limitation, the laws governing, minimum wage, overtime, unemployment insurance, workers compensation insurance, temporary disability insurance, wage payment and payroll taxes. 

In light of employer misclassification, this bill seeks to create the Task Force on Employee Misclassification.  The task force will be responsible for making recommendations for policies, practices or proposed legislation to reduce the occurrence of employee misclassification. 

This bill does not directly affect the swimming pool and spa community, however it is good to be aware of new legislation which impacts independent contractors. 

Status: This bill  was heard in the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor April 10th.  No further hearings have been scheduled. 

Bill: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019/PDF/Viewer?file=%2FApp%2FNELIS%2FREL%2F80th2019%2FDocumentViewer%2FRemoteURLDocument%3FremoteURL%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.leg.state.nv.us%252FSession%252F80th2019%252FBills%252FSB%252FSB493.pdf%26downloadFileName%3DSB493.pdf&downloadFileName=SB493.pdf&remoteURL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.leg.state.nv.us%2FSession%2F80th2019%2FBills%2FSB%2FSB493.pdf#page=1&zoom=auto,-63,621