Employee Classification: Nevada

Employee Classification requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: William R. Dabney and Dora V. Lane, Holland & Hart, LLP

Updating Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • Nevada's law regarding classification of employees for minimum wage and overtime purposes differs in many respects from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Only certain minors are exempt from Nevada's minimum wage requirements. See Minimum Wage Exemptions.
  • While the FLSA exemptions to overtime for executive and administrative employees apply to Nevada's overtime law, there are also other significant changes and additions to the list of overtime exemptions under state law. See Overtime Exemptions.