Nevada’s minimum wage and daily overtime rates increase beginning July 1st
New minimum wage rates and overtime rates take effect this summer. The Office of the Labor Commissioner is giving a heads-up to Nevada employers that the state minimum wage will go up July 1st. A bill passed by the 2019 Nevada Legislature increases the minimum wage in increments of 75 cents an hour annually through 2024
Nevada has two versions based on whether health benefits for workers are included in their paychecks. From this July 1st through June 30th of next year, the minimum wage is $8.75 per hour IF the employee gets health benefits – and $9.75 per hour IF the employee does not get health benefits.
The increase in the minimum wage will also push up the daily overtime rates for the same period beginning July 1st (with some exceptions.) Employees who earn more than one and one-half times the minimum wage for both tiers – $13.12 per hour for those offered health care and $14.62 per hour for those not offered health care – are eligible for overtime at one and one-half times their regular wage for working more than 40 hours in a week.
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. Again, these minimum wages increases take effect July 1st of this year and will repeat through 2024.