No Changes to the State’s Minimum Wage or Overtime Requirements for Nevada in 2014

Thoran Towler, the Nevada Labor Commissioner, announced that there will be no change to the state’s minimum wage or overtime requirements in 2014. 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.

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 Federal requirement to pay overtime for more than 40 hours in a work week. Employees who receive qualified health benefits from their employer 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. See 2014 State of Nevada Annual Bulletins below: