Governor Guinn has signed emergency regulations to clarify changes in the state's minimum wage law, raised one dollar to six dollars and 15 cents an hour by Nevada voters in November.
State Labor Commissioner Michael Tanchek decided the emergency
regulations were needed after he got numerous inquiries from
employers about the increase that applies to employers who don't
offer health insurance to workers.
Exemptions are granted to employers who offer qualifying health
insurance to the employee and the employee's dependents.
Tanchek will hold more workshops and hearings on the minimum wage in January to refine the emergency regulations that will be updated in April.
Employees younger than 18, people employed by a nonprofit organization for after-school or summer work and trainees for a period not longer than 90 days are exempt from the minimum wage law.