Nevada Equal Rights Commission

Criminal Background Checks

Nevada law requires public employers to provide applicants written notice of final decisions to revoke job offers based on criminal history.  Please note, there should be no question(s) on the initial application [or interview] whether an applicant has a criminal background. 

NERC has created (3) three sample templates to assist public employers in complying with this obligation.  Please note: the law does not require the use of these sample templates, rather they may be useful tools for ALL employers (public and/or private).  Please see the letter templates and the ban the box guidance below for more information.

If your organization would like additional information about the Commission’s no-cost training or have any questions, please contact NERC’s Outreach Office at (702) 486-7161, or via email at NERC -Outreach@detr.nv.gov

If you should have any questions regarding this topic, contact the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

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Equal Rights Commission Las Vegas
1820 East Sahara Avenue
Suite 314
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone (702) 486-7161
Fax (702) 486-7054

Equal Rights Commission Northern Nevada
1325 Corporate Blvd.
Room 115
Reno, NV 89502
Phone (775) 823-6690
Fax (775) 688-1292


NV Relay 711 or 800-326-6868
TTY 775-687-5353
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