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Nevada Leave Laws

Catastrophic Leave Donations

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What Is Catastrophic Leave?

Catastrophic leave may be available to public service employees if you or a member of your immediate family experiences a "catastrophe" and you have exhausted all of your accrued leave.

What Is A "Catastrophe"?

A "catastrophe" is:

  1. When you or an immediate family member suffers a serious illness or accident which is life threatening or which will require a lengthy convalescence, and therefore you are unable to perform the duties of your position. OR
  2. When there is a death in your immediate family.

How Do I Apply For Catastrophic Leave?

You must request catastrophic leave in writing. You must specify the number of hours you wish to be transferred from the catastrophic leave "bank," your name, title, and classification, a description of the catastrophe, and the expected duration of your leave.

How Much Leave Can I Take?

The maximum number of catastrophic leave hours you may take is 1,040 during any calendar year.

Is Catastrophic Leave Paid Leave?


Who Can Donate Leave?

Any public service employee can elect to transfer hours of catastrophic leave to any other eligible employee. An employee may transfer as few as 8 hours and as many as 120 hours per calendar year. However, the transferring employee must keep at least 240 hours of sick leave for their own use.

Researched and written by:

Lisa Gerson, Esq. McDermott Will & Emery LLP New York, NY

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