Shannon Chambers Named Nevada Labor Commissioner

Carson City, NV - December 15, 2014

Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today announced the appointment of Shannon Chambers as Nevada Labor Commissioner.  She will be based out of the Carson City office and will assume the role December 29.  


Chambers has 15 years of combined legal and administrative experience in public sector employment.  She has extensive knowledge of state government and the legislative process, and a proven track record of implementing positive organizational change.


She most recently served as the chief financial officer of the Department of Business and Industry. Previously, she was the deputy director of administration for the Department.  In both roles, her duties included budget development and administration, and personnel management for 13 divisions and the Director’s office. Prior to that, she worked at the Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau. 


Her legal experience includes working as a Senior Staff Attorney and Deputy Attorney General for the State of California representing various agencies, boards, and commissions in administrative, state, and federal courts, and presiding over hearings and committees.  She has also served as an Administrative Law Judge presiding over and issuing decisions in personnel cases. 


She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Reno and a juris doctorate from Pepperdine University.


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.


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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
(702) 486-0407