Nev. Jobs First Act: Potential Nightmare For Contractors

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 2:32 PM EST) -- With little fanfare earlier this year, the Nevada legislature passed and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Assembly Bill 144, which is designed to increase the number of Nevada residents employed on public works projects. The “Nevada Jobs First Act," which it is commonly called, seeks to accomplish this by adding more requirements to obtain a bidder’s preference for such works under NRS 338.1389, and its companion provisions found in NRS 338.147, 338.1693, 338.1727 and NRS 408.3886.

Effective upon its approval date of April 27, 2011,...
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