Employment Services Industry Licensing Guide
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Nevada Employment Agency

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Licensing requirements for Nevada employment, staffing and talent agencies.

This page provides an overview of employment services licensing in Nevada for individuals and agencies. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

Companies that provide employment services in Nevada must apply for a license prior to doing business. Depending on the services offered, businesses may need to apply for more than one license type, and in some cases, an individual license will be required as well.

Company Licenses

Nevada Employment Services Company Licenses

Companies acting as employment agencies in Nevada must obtain the following licenses before offering employment services. Applications usually require proof of incorporation or a certificate of authority.

Nevada Employment Agency License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business and Industry - Office of the Labor Commissioner

Initial Registration

This section applies to firms that are applying for a license in Nevada for the first time.

Form:

http://labor.nv.gov/About/Private_Employment_Agency_Licensing/

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

This section applies to firms that are already licensed in Nevada and need to renew their license.

Form:

http://labor.nv.gov/About/Private_Employment_Agency_Licensing/

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Nevada Professional Employer Organization License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business and Industry
Law:

NRS 616B.673

Financial Requirements:

Applicants must maintain positive working capital.

Bond Requirements:

Applicants that do not meet the working capital requirement must instead submit a bond, irrevocable letter of credit or securities with a minimum market value equaling the maximum deficiency in working capital plus $100,000.

Initial Registration

Form:

PEO Application Form

Agency Fee:

$500

Notarize:Required
Required Attachments:
  • List of all owners, partners, and/or corporate officers
  • A list of client companies under contract with the PEO
  • Declaration Page signed by each officer as listed in the registration application
  • Proof of Nevada State Business License
  • Completed PEO Domicile & Contact Information Sheet
  • Employee Leasing Company (PEO) Insurance Certification Form
  • Proof of industrial insurance coverage as required by the Nevada Industrial Insurance and Occupational Diseases Acts (Chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, and Chapter 617 of the Nevada Revised Statutes) Attach copies of the Certificates of Insurance or Declaration Pages for Nevada leased employees at each client company and proof of coverage for your internal PEO staff residing in Nevada
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance for each Client listed in Section C of the application. The certificates must be in the same order as the list of clients
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance for internal staff
  • Nevada Employment Security Dept (DETR) Notice of Contribution or Wage Report for each client listed in Section C of the application. (Confirmation from DETR showing that an account number has been assigned may be submitted for new companies.) The forms must be in the same order as the list of clients.
  • Financial Statement and Proof of Working Capital

Registration Renewal

Form:

PEO Application Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Required Attachments:
  • List of all owners, partners, and/or corporate officers
  • A list of client companies under contract with the PEO
  • Declaration Page signed by each officer as listed in the registration application
  • Proof of Nevada State Business License
  • Completed PEO Domicile & Contact Information Sheet
  • Employee Leasing Company (PEO) Insurance Certification Form
  • Proof of industrial insurance coverage as required by the Nevada Industrial Insurance and Occupational Diseases Acts (Chapters 616A to 616D, inclusive, and Chapter 617 of the Nevada Revised Statutes) Attach copies of the Certificates of Insurance or Declaration Pages for Nevada leased employees at each client company and proof of coverage for your internal PEO staff residing in Nevada
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance for each Client listed in Section C of the application. The certificates must be in the same order as the list of clients
  • Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance for internal staff
  • Nevada Employment Security Dept (DETR) Notice of Contribution or Wage Report for each client listed in Section C of the application. (Confirmation from DETR showing that an account number has been assigned may be submitted for new companies.) The forms must be in the same order as the list of clients.
  • Financial Statement and Proof of Working Capital

Amendment
Change in Information

Form:

PEO Application Form (Amendment)

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days after a change occurs.

Law:

NRS 616B.679

Notes:

Applicants must submit an updated application for any change in the information reported on the initial application.

Nevada Talent Agency License

Agency:Nevada Department of Business and Industry - Office of the Labor Commissioner
Notes:

Nevada does not have a separate talent agency license, but an employment agency license may be required.

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://labor.nv.gov/About/Private_Employment_Agency_Licensing/

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually

Employee Leasing Company - Enter into leasing contracts with other businesses that require labor. The leasing company loans its workers to the lessee while still providing specified responsibilities, such as workers compensation insurance, to the employees. This includes long term (6 months or more) temporary arrangements but often excludes temporary help arrangements. Unlike professional employer organizations, employee leasing companies are contracted when an employer needs to hire staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Employment Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment for a person.

Professional Employer Organization - PEOs take on the human resources role for businesses and act as a co-employer in the sense that the client company's workers are administratively employees of the PEO but functionally these employees are controlled by the client company. Unlike employee leasing companies, PEOs are contracted when an employer already has staff and does not want to handle human resources responsibilities.

Staffing Agency - An entity that procures temporary or part-time employment for a person who then works under the supervision of a worksite employer.

Talent Agency - An entity that, for compensation, procures or attempts to procure employment or placement for an artist. (Certain art forms are excluded)

American Staffing Association
Staffing, recruiting, and workforce solution industry advocacy group.

National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS)
Education and training oriented association for personnel services providers.

National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
Provides advocacy efforts, information, and other services to members of the employment industry.

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