Nevada’s minimum wage to remain unchanged in 2013

Nevada’s minimum wage will remain unchanged for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1.

Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler announced the wage limits Monday.

For workers who receive health benefits from employers, the hourly rate will remain at $7.25. The hourly rate for workers who do not receive health benefits stays at $8.25.

Nevada voters in 2006 approved a constitutional amendment requiring that the state’s minimum wage be recalculated annually. Rates are adjusted by comparing increases in the federal rate over $5.15 per hour, or the cumulative increase in the cost of living, whichever is greater.

Towler says while the cost of living adjustment for this year increased over last year, it’s still less than the increase in the federal minimum wage that took effect in 2009.


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