Carson City, NV - April 01, 2016
The Office of the Labor
Commissioner released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s minimum wage and daily
overtime requirements that will take effect July 1, 2016. The rates for the upcoming year will remain
unchanged from last year.
The minimum wage for employees who receive qualified
health benefits from their employers will remain at $7.25 per hour and the
minimum wage for employees who do not receive health benefits will remain $8.25
The 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.
The 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
Employees who receive
qualified health benefits from their employers and earn less than $10.875 per
hour, and employees earning less than $12.375 per hour who do not receive 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.
Additional 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 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.