Frequently Asked Questions

What are Earned Paid Sick Days?

Earned paid sick days will allow workers in Nevada to be able to take paid time off work to care for their health or the health of any member of their family.

Why do families in Nevada need earned paid sick days?

Families struggle to manage their responsibilities on the job and at home, and they worry about the financial impact of major health events. Hard work should be enough to get ahead.

How many people are affected in Nevada?

An estimated 487,869 private sector workers in Nevada (49% of the workforce) cannot earn a single paid sick day to use to recover from common illnesses or seek medical care.

How will earned paid sick days benefit businesses?

Employee turnover is expensive – on average, one fifth of an employee’s annual salary. Earned paid sick days result in reduced turnover, which leads to reduced hiring and training costs for businesses.

What would I be able to use earned paid sick days for?

If legislation is approved, employees can use the time for medical and mental health needs for themselves and their family members as well as safe days to get the services they need if they are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.