NV Division Of Industrial Relations To Hold Public Hearing On Regulations

Volume: 22 | Issue: 16
April 26, 2023

If your business has struggled with a particular worker’s compensation or OSHA regulation(s), you have an immediate (and rare) opportunity to provide input on potential changes to those regulations.

On January 12, newly elected Governor Lombardo issued Executive Order 2023-003, requiring each executive department, agency, board and commission to undertake a comprehensive review of the regulations subject to its enforcement and determine how to streamline, clarify, reduce or otherwise improve those regulations. Each department, agency, board and commission is required to propose removing at least 10 regulations and hold a public hearing on its proposed regulatory changes.

To meet the requirements of this Executive Order, the Division of Industrial Relations will hold a public hearing on May 4, 2023, regarding the regulations it administers and enforces. Specifically, the hearing will address “the removal of existing regulations and possible amendments to Chapters 455C, 512, 616A through 616D, inclusive, 617, and 618 of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC).” This includes the regulations that apply to Nevada’s worker’s compensation and occupational safety and health laws.

The Division is proposing changes to the specific regulations identified in the chart attached to its Notice and seeks input from regulated businesses as to the merits of its proposed changes. But the Division also seeks input as to “other regulatory changes worthy of consideration.” As such, businesses can suggest changes to any regulation enforced by the Division.

Regulated businesses and the public are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing which will be conducted via WebEx. You can also submit written comments before the hearing to Christopher A. Eccles, Esq., Senior Division Counsel, Division of Industrial Relations, 3360 W. Sahara Avenue, Ste. 250, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102 or by email to [email protected]

We encourage all Nevada employers to review the Division’s proposed changes and the regulations the Division enforces. If you have concerns about the proposed changes or you have suggestions as to other regulatory changes the Division should consider, we encourage you to provide that input to the Division via written or oral comments and attend the hearing. If you have questions or would like assistance providing regulatory input, please contact a KZA attorney. 

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