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


  • 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).
  • A statute that exempts certain employees from Nevada's minimum wage requirements appears to be in conflict with the state Constitution. As a result, only certain minors may safely be paid less than the minimum wage. 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.