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Nevada Defines Health Benefits Needed for Lower Minimum Wage

May 30, 2019, 5:48 PM

Nevada employers may only pay the state’s lower minimum wage rate if the health benefits for such workers qualify under provisions in a bill signed May 21, 2019, by Gov. Steve Sisolak (D)

The provisions of the measure (S.B. 192), which take effect Jan. 1, 2020, related to defining health benefits when paying the lower state minimum wage.

For employers to pay workers the state’s lower $7.25 hourly minimum wage, rather than the state’s higher $8.25 minimum-wage rate, the health benefits that are offered to employees and their dependents must at least provide:

  • emergency services;
  • hospitalization;
  • maternity and newborn care; ...