Nevada Minimum Wage And Daily Overtime Rates Increase July 1, 2024

Volume: 23 | Issue: 10
April 4, 2024

The Nevada Labor Commissioner has posted its 2024 Annual Bulletins to notify employers of an increase to the minimum wage rate that takes effect July 1, 2024, and the impact this increase has on overtime calculations under Nevada law. 

Pursuant to the changes enacted to Nevada’s minimum wage by the 2019 Legislature, the minimum wage will increase July 1, 2024, to $12.00 an hour for all employees. 

Nevada’s two-tier minimum wage was eliminated by Assembly Joint Resolution 10, passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2021 and approved by the voters during the 2022 general election. This change takes effect on July 1, 2024. As such, the new $12.00 minimum wage rate applies to all employees without regard to whether an employer offers health benefits. 

Under Nevada law, overtime is owed to any employee who is paid less than 1½ times the applicable minimum wage rate who works more than 8 hours in any workday or 40 hours in any workweek. Given the increase in the minimum wage, the Labor Commissioner’s Overtime Bulletin notifies employers that overtime will now be owed to any employee making less than $18.00 per hour if that employee works more than 8 hours in any workday or 40 hours in any workweek. (Please remember that Nevada’s wage bulletins do not affect federal overtime which is not tied to minimum wage rates; as such, overtime is owed, under federal law, to any non-exempt employee who works more than 40 hours in any workweek.) 

If you have questions about these changes, please contact a KZA attorney. 

KZA Employer Report articles are for general information only; they are not intended and should not be construed to be legal advice. Reading or replying to such articles does not establish an attorney-client relationship. In addition, because the subject matters and applicable laws discussed in Employer Report articles are often in a state of change and not always applicable to every type of business entity or organization, readers should consult with counsel before making decisions based on the same.

Subscribe to the KZA Employer Report