The Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner reminds Nevada employers that the Nevada minimum wage will increase starting July 1st. Minimum wage workers are getting a raise of 75-cents an hour. Recent state legislation also mandates that workers get a 75-cents an hour raise in 2021 and 2022.
The State of Nevada has a two-tier minimum wage system based on whether workers get health benefits from their employer. From July of this year through June 30, 2021 the minimum wage is $8.00 an hour if the employee is offered qualifying health benefits. If the employee doesn’t get health benefits the pay rate is $9.00 an hour.
An increase in the minimum wage will also increase the daily overtime rates for the same period beginning July 1, except for those employees who are paid a salary.
Employees who earn more than one and one-half times the minimum wage for both tiers – $12 an hour with health benefits – $13.50 an hour without health care health benefits – both tiers are eligible for overtime pay at one and one-half times their regular pay for working more than 40 hours in a week.
For employees that earn less than the amounts listed above, in addition to overtime pay after the traditional 40-hour week, Nevada law also provides for overtime pay at one and one-half times an employee’s regular rate of pay for working more than 8 hours in a 24-hour period.
The annual bulletins for minimum wage and overtime can be found at http://labor.nv.gov.