During the last legislative session, the Nevada Legislature made several efforts to increase the state minimum wage. One such effort was Assembly Joint Resolution No.
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As most employers are aware, Nevada has a two-tier minimum wage system. Currently, Nevada employers are required to pay their employees a minimum of $8.25 per hour unless they qualify to pay the lower tier minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour. Employers seeking to qualify for the lower tier
On October 27, 2016, the Nevada Supreme Court issued two separate 6-0 en banc decisions settling hotly contested issues of law regarding the Nevada Constitution’s Minimum Wage Amendment, Nev. Cost. art. XV § 16 (“MWA”). Those cases were MDC Restaurants, LLC et al v. The Eighth Judicial Dist. Court, 132 Nev. Op. 761 (Oct. 27, 2016) and Perry v. Terrible Herbst, Inc., 132 Nev. Advance Op. 75 (Oct. 27, 2016).2
Nevada law permits employers to establish mandatory tip pools, even when the tip pooling procedure requires gratuities to be shared among employees of different ranks, so long as the employer does not keep any of the tips for itself, the Nevada Supreme Court has held. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC v. Baldonado, et al., 129 Nev., Advance Opinion 78 (Oct. 31, 2013).