In Nevada legislation has just been introduced to require certain businesses that use kiosks that replace employees to pay unemployment taxes on the kiosks.
We presume it’s targeted at Walmart and/or hybrid POS systems, but appears there is a lot of work to do to define what’s intended.
If you deploy kiosks in Nevada and are interested in representation of your interests KI can recommend companies ready to assist.
Timeline is typically 2 weeks in committee and then the hearings begin.
Summary: Requires employees that use certain self-service devices to pay a fee. (BDR 53-959)
Title: AN ACT relating to unemployment compensation; requiring an employer that uses certain self-service devices to pay a fee; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Introduction Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Fiscal Notes: Effect on Local Government: No.
Effect on the State: Yes.
Digest:Existing law requires employers to pay quarterly unemployment contributions that are based on wages paid to employees to the Administrator of the Employment Security Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation for deposit in the Unemployment Compensation Fund. (NRS 612.535) Section 1 of this bill requires employers that utilize certain self-service devices operated by a customer to enter prices and complete a purchase transaction to pay a quarterly fee to the Administrator for each device in an amount equal to the average unemployment contribution per employee.
Section 1 also requires the fees collected to be deposited in the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund which is used to defray the cost of administering provisions relating to unemployment compensation. (See NRS 612.605)