4 New Laws For 2018 And How They Impact You

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    September 27 2018

    Attorney Anthony Golden from Anthem Injury Lawyers Made a TV Appearance on Fox 5 More to Summarize the New Laws For 2018 FOX5 Vegas – KVVU

    With the new year, new laws are taking effect in Nevada. 

    Most recently, Attorney Anthony Golden from Las Vegas’ Anthem Injury Lawyers Made An Appearance On Fox5 to Offer a Quick Summary of New Year’s Laws. (By the way, that’s him in the Green Room at the Fox 5 More Studio.)

    Anthem Injury Lawyers’ Attorney Anthony Golden discussed four new laws for 2018 and what they mean to Nevadans. Here are 4 New Laws for 2018:

    1. Leave for victims of (family members) of domestic violence

      This new act provides workplace protection for employees who are victims of (or who have family members who are victims of) domestic abuse. The state has passed a law to provide workplace protection to employees who are victims of (or who have family members who are victims of) domestic abuse.

      The law that went into effect January 1st requires employers of victims of (or those with family members who are victims of) domestic abuse to provide leave to an employee, who has been employed for at least 90 days. An eligible employee, under this law, is entitled to 160 hours of paid or unpaid leave (which may be taken at once or intermittently) during a 12-month period following the date on which the domestic abuse occurs.

      This new Nevada law will help provide workplace protection to the victims of domestic abuse and their families.

    2. Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act

      Although the Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act became effective on July 1, 2017, many Nevada employers are not yet in compliance with it.

      Many employers are still not implementing this law. However, in 2018, the state will enforce the law and make sure every employer in Nevada is in compliance.

      So if you are an eligible employee per this act, make sure you know your rights. The Act makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to refuse to provide a reasonable accommodation to a female employee or applicant for a condition relating to pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition, which includes nursing a baby. The Act also requires employers to provide notice to all existing employees in writing of the new law and again to a pregnant employee seeking accommodation.

    3. Increase in Minimum Auto Insurance Limits Starting July 2018Golden said the third new law involves car accidents. For those who are injured due to the negligence of the other party and at no fault, will have a little more protection if the at-fault party has minimal policy limits Beginning July 1, 2018, the minimum policy limits increase in Nevada from $15,000 individual/$30,000 aggregate to $25,000 individual/$50,000 aggregate.

      And remember, if you or a loved one is injured due to the negligence of another party, contact us now so we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Medical bills pile up at such times and when you are unable to go to work, it’s a problem that only escalates.

    4. The New Federal Tax LawLastly, he talked about the new Federal Tax Law and the controversial cap on the deduction for State and Local Taxes (SALT). Under the new plan, taxpayers who itemize will still be able to deduct their state income tax or sales tax and also property taxes, but the total deduction will be capped at $10,000 starting in 2018.

      Without being political, it has yet to be seen who this plan will ultimately benefit.

    To contact an attorney at Anthem Injury Lawyers or to learn more about car accidents, personal injury law, employee protection or immigration law, go to www.anthemlawgroup.com If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, call us now at 702-987-0202.


    Published by Puneet K. Garg

    Attorney Puneet K. Garg is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Law. He has vast experience serving various clients with their different needs. Puneet’s representation of clients has included serving as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare providers, celebrities, large and small businesses, personal injury victims and individuals needing help with their everyday needs. He has represented clients from all over the world in both state and federal court in Nevada.

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