Nevada rates for minimum wage, daily overtime to remain unchanged

Nevada Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler on Tuesday released the annual bulletins for Nevada’s minimum wage and daily overtime requirements that will take effect this summer.

The rates for the upcoming year will remain unchanged from last year.

In a statement, Towler said 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 at $8.25 per hour.

The 2006 Minimum Wage Amendment to the Nevada Constitution requires the minimum wage to be recalculated each year. The rates are adjusted annually by comparing the amount of increases in the federal minimum wage over $5.15 per hour, or, if greater, by the cumulative increase in the cost of living, Towler’s statement said.

Likewise, Towler said in the statement, Nevada employers will not see an increase in the threshold for daily overtime. Nevada is one of a few states with a daily overtime requirement in addition to the more familiar requirement to pay overtime for more than 40 hours in a workweek.”

Nevada’s daily overtime requirement is tied to the minimum wage,” Towler said, “As the minimum wage goes up, so does the daily overtime requirement. Since the minimum wage is not increasing this year, the daily overtime will remain the same as well.”