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Nevada Labor Commissioner Seeks Comments On Wage and Hour Regulations

Volume 5, Issue 13
October 10, 2006

On Monday, September 18, 2006, the Nevada Labor Commissioner held a "town hall" meeting to discuss proposed changes to the regulations which guide the interpretation and application of Nevada's wage and hour laws. The Labor Commissioner is continuing to seek comments from employers on the proposed changes and intends to hold additional meetings this year.

Motivated by a desire to ensure that Nevada's laws are similar to the Federal wage and hour laws, some of the proposed changes are as follows:

  • Specifying that an employer's requirement to pay employees for "all time worked" includes time spent on "preparatory activities prior to the beginning of a shift" and "clean up activities after the end of the shift";
  • Prohibiting, for the purpose of overtime, the averaging of hourly rates for "employees who are paid multiple rates during the work day";
  • Clarifying the method for calculating overtime for salaried employees;
  • Adding a provision that addresses deductions from the salaries of salaried employees that is consistent with Federal law;
  • Prohibiting an employer from passing on credit card processing fees for tips paid by credit or debit card;
  • Adding a provision on timekeeping which addresses when an employer can adjust the time recorded to conform with the employee's regularly scheduled stop and start times; and
  • Allowing a deduction, without the employee's consent, for wages erroneously paid.

The proposed changes can be viewed here. To make comments or suggestions, contact the Labor Commissioner at:

Office of the Labor Commissioner
555 E. Washington Ave. Suite 4100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 486-2650.

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