Nevada Minimum Wage Increases to $6.15

Employers dealing with California's myriad employment laws may have missed Nevada's minimum wage increase, which actually took effect a couple of months ago.

The new minimum wage of $6.15 applies only to employees who are not covered by the employer's health insurance program. The Nevada minimum wage remains at $5.15 for those who are covered by health care insurance. Here's an AP article.

Fun fact: Nevada hasn't updated its regulations on the web yet. So, the official text says that the minimum wage remains at $5.15. However, the Nevada Labor Commissioner's FAQ's reflect the new figure.

Federal fact: The federal minimum wage is $5.15, but Congress is contemplating a substantial increase this year, perhaps as much as $7.25.