Carson City, NV - July 15, 2014
Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler has scheduled a public workshop to solicit
comments on Nevada’s unique two-tier minimum wage structure governed by NAC
608.100- NAC 608.108. This structure was created by a constitutional
amendment passed by voters in 2006 which provided that employers could pay one
dollar less than the current minimum wage if they provided qualified health
care coverage to their workers.
rulemaking workshop was scheduled at the request of Department of Business and
Industry Director Bruce Breslow to provide the public an opportunity to provide
comment and input on the existing regulations to ensure the best interest of
uncertainty of both employers and employees surrounding the implementation of
the Affordable Care Act and potential impacts on the current wage structure as
outlined in the Nevada Constitution, we are taking this opportunity to open up
these workshop sessions to solicit public comment,” said Breslow.
“The landscape of our workforce has changed as a result of the
ACA. It’s time to hear from Nevada’s workers and employers again on this
public is invited to attend this workshop taking place Friday, July 18 at 9:00
am at the Gaming Control Board at 1919 College Parkway, Room 100 in Carson City
and 555 E. Washington Avenue, Room 2450 in Las Vegas.
About the Office of the Labor Commissioner
The Office of the Labor Commissioner is a
division of the Department of Business and Industry. The Labor Commissioner
strives to ensure that all workers are treated fairly under the law by
investigating complaints of non-payment of wages, State minimum wage, overtime,
and prevailing wage disputes. The office also monitors youth employment
standards, including work hours and safe, non-hazardous working conditions.