Restriction Explanation
Use of credit report Effective October 1, 2013, an employer cannot refuse to hire, promote or take adverse action against the employee who refuses to permit a credit report that is not permitted. An employer can only request a credit report under the following conditions: 1) Obtaining a credit report is required by federal or state law. 2) Credit information is reasonably related to the position being filled. A list is provided, but it is not exclusive and an employer can justify use of credit reports for other positions. See Exceptions of Note for this list.
Use of Sexual Offender Data Employers are prohibited from the use of information obtained from the community notification sexual offender website (the state web page run by the NV Dept. of Safety) for any purpose related to employment.
Use of Social Media Password Information Effective October 1, 2013, employers may not directly or indirectly require an applicant or employee to disclose their user name, password or other information that provides access to their social media. A “social media account” is defined as any electronic service or account or electronic content, including, without limitation, videos, photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, electronic mail programs or services, online services or Internet website profiles.