Carson City, NV - March 30, 2017
Office of the Labor Commissioner released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s
minimum wage and daily overtime requirements that will take effect July 1, 2017.
The rates for the upcoming year will
remain unchanged from last year.
minimum wage for employees who are offered qualified health benefits from their
employers will remain at $7.25 per hour and the minimum wage for employees who are
not offered health benefits will remain $8.25 per hour.
2006 Minimum Wage Amendment to the Nevada Constitution requires the minimum
wage to be recalculated each year based on increases in the federal minimum
wage or if greater by the cumulative increase in the cost of living.
rate for daily overtime will also remain the same because the minimum wage rate
is not changing. Nevada is one of a few states with a daily overtime
requirement in addition to the requirement to pay overtime for more than 40
hours in a workweek.
who are offered qualified health benefits from their employers and earn less
than $10.875 per hour, and employees earning less than $12.375 per hour who are not offered qualified
health benefits must be paid overtime whenever they work more than 8 hours in a
24-hour period. Employees that are exempt
from overtime under Nevada state law are not subject to these requirements.
information regarding the minimum wage and daily overtime rates is available
from the Office of the Labor Commissioner at:
(702) 486-2650, Las Vegas; (775) 684-1890, Carson City. The Annual Bulletins containing the rates are
available on-line from the Office of the Labor Commissioner’s website at www.labor.nv.gov or in hard copy form by
request to the Office of the Labor Commissioner.
About the Office of the Labor
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.
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