Minimum wage, overtime law changes announced

Labor Commissioner Michael Tanchek Wednesday announced changes to Nevada's minimum wage and daily overtime law that will take effect this summer.

As of July 1, the minimum wage for employees who receive health benefits from their employers will increase from $6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour and the minimum wage for employees who do not receive health benefits will increase from $7.55 per hour to $8.25 per hour.

Also on July 1, employees with health benefits earning less than $10.875 per hour and employees earning less than $12.375 per hour without health benefits must be paid overtime if they work more than eight hours in a 24-hour period.

The changes do not affect employees who are exempt from overtime


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