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Minimum Wage

Nevada's current minimum wage is $7.25 for employers who provide employees with a qualifying health benefit. This rate is $8.25 for employees who do not provide a qualifying health benefit.
For more information on Nevada's minimum wage laws, visit our Nevada Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Overtime

Nevada requires employers to pay overtime at the rate of 1½ times an employee's regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek to all employees, unless otherwise exempt. Additionally, employers must pay overtime at the rate of 1½ times an employee's regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 8 in a workday to employees who are compensated at less than 1½ times Nevada's minimum wage, unless otherwise exempt. NV Statute 608.018; NV Labor Comm. FAQs. See FLSA: Overtime for more information regarding overtime requirements.
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Meals and Breaks

Nevada employers must provide employees a meal period of at least thirty (30) minutes when working for a continuous period of eight (8) hours. Employers must provide employees a break of a minimum of ten (10) minutes for each four (4) hours worked or major fraction thereof. Employers do not need to provide a break to employees working less that three and a half (3½) hours. The break must be paid. Nev. Rev. Stat. 608.019. Nevada wage and hour regulations explain the break requirement as follows: An employee that works at least three and a half (3½) continuous hours is permitted:
  • One (1) 10-minute rest period if the employee works at least three and a half (3½) continuous hours and less than 7 continuous hours;
  • Two (2) 10-minute rest periods if the employee works at least seven (7) continuous hours and less than eleven (11) continuous hours;
  • Three (3) 10-minute rest periods if the employee works at least eleven (11) continuous hours and less than fifteen (15) continuous hours; or
  • Four (4) 10-minute rest periods if the employee works at least fifteen (15) continuous hours and less than nineteen (19) continuous hours.
Nev. Admin. Code 608.16. Exceptions to the meal and break requirements include:
  • Situations where only one person is employed at a particular place of employment.
  • Employees included within the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Exemptions granted by the Labor Commission after the employer has shown sufficient evidence that business necessity precludes providing such benefits.
Nev. Rev. Stat. 608.019. An employee may voluntarily agree to forgo any rest or meal period. Nev. Admin. Code 608.16.
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Vacation Leave

Information about Nevada vacation leave laws may now be found on our Nevada Leave Laws page.
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Sick Leave

Information about Nevada sick leave laws may now be found on our Nevada Leave Laws page.
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Holiday Leave

Information about Nevada holiday leave laws may now be found on our Nevada Leave Laws page.
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Jury Duty Leave

Information about Nevada jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Nevada Leave Laws page.
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Voting Leave

Information about Nevada voting leave laws may now be found on our Nevada Leave Laws page.
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Severance Pay

Nevada law does not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.
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