Las Vegas, NV September 28, 2022
Business and Industry Director Terry Reynolds has appointed Brett Harris as
Nevada Labor Commissioner. The Labor Commissioner oversees the agency
responsible for the application and enforcement of wage and hour laws,
employment of minors, public works and prevailing wage, private employment
agency licensing and the State Apprenticeship Council.
Brett most recently
served three years on the state’s Government Employee- Management Relations
Board (EMRB), which resolves collective bargaining disputes filed by local and
state employees, employee organizations and local governments through an
administrative hearing process.
She is a long-time resident of Nevada, growing up in Boulder
City and graduating from Las Vegas Academy. Brett has a bachelor’s degree in
English with a minor in Politics from New York University and a Juris Doctor
from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
After being admitted to the Nevada bar in 2011, she worked
for local firms in southern Nevada before starting her own practice in 2017.
Brett primarily focused her law practice on criminal defense, but she also
represented and defended clients in a broad range of civil actions including
personal injury, business litigation, and medical malpractice.
Brett lives in Henderson with her husband, daughter and dog.
About the Office of the Labor Commissioner
The Office of the Labor Commissioner, a division of the Department of Business and Industry, strives to ensure that all workers are treated fairly under the law by investigating complaints of non-payment of wages, state minimum wage, overtime, an prevailing wage disputes. The office also monitors youth employment standards, including work hours and safe, non-hazardous working conditions.
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