Which employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance?
Unless excluded by statute, it is mandatory for an employer who has one or more employees to provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Some employees are excluded bydue to unique criteria. Employment exempt from workers’ compensation insurance coverage requirements includes:
• Employment related to those interstate commerce entities that are not subject to the legislative power of the state of Nevada.
• Employment covered by private disability and death benefit plans which comprehend compensation payments of equal or greater amounts than those provided in NRS 616 and which have been in effect for one year prior to July 1, 1947;
• Employees who are brought into Nevada on a temporary basis and who are insured in another state if extraterritorial coverage provisions are in effect with the other state.
Exception: the construction trades.
• Casual employment (employment lasting not more than 20 days and having a total labor cost of less than $500) is exempt if employment is not in the course of trade, business, profession or occupation of the employer.
CONSTRUCTION TRADES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE.
Questions? Contact the Workers' Compensation Section: the Henderson office, (702) 486-9080; or the Carson City office, (775) 684-7270; or e-mail WCSHelp@business.nv.gov.