Minimum wage stays put

Nevada Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler this week said the minimum wage will remain unchanged in the state.

“The minimum wage for employees who receive qualified health benefits from their employers will remain at $7.25 per hour and the minimum wage for employees who do not receive health benefits will remain at $8.25 per hour,” Towler said in a prepared statement.

By voter direction, the Nevada minimum wage is higher than the national minimum, and it must be recalculated annually according to the cost of living or the federal minimum wage, whichever is greater.