[Rev. 11/21/2013 12:33:25 PM--2013]

CHAPTER 608 - COMPENSATION, WAGES AND HOURS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 608.005           Legislative declaration.

NRS 608.007           Definitions.

NRS 608.010           “Employee” defined.

NRS 608.011           “Employer” defined.

NRS 608.0113         “Private employment” defined.

NRS 608.0116         “Professional” defined.

NRS 608.012           “Wages” defined.

NRS 608.0123         “Week of work” defined.

NRS 608.0126         “Workday” defined.

NRS 608.013           Employer to post abstract of chapter.

NRS 608.015           Unlawful to induce employee to refrain from testifying.

PAYMENT AND COLLECTION OF WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS

NRS 608.016           Payment for each hour of work; trial or break-in period not excepted.

NRS 608.0165         Basis for payment of employee who manufactures or uses explosives; penalty.

NRS 608.017           Discrimination on basis of sex prohibited; exceptions.

NRS 608.018           Compensation for overtime: Requirement; exceptions.

NRS 608.019           Periods for meals and rest.

NRS 608.020           Discharge of employee: Immediate payment.

NRS 608.030           Payment of employee who resigns or quits employment.

NRS 608.040           Penalty for failure to pay discharged or quitting employee.

NRS 608.050           Wages to be paid at termination of service: Penalty; employee’s lien.

NRS 608.060           Semimonthly payments; exceptions.

NRS 608.070           Agreements between employers and employees for other than semimonthly payments.

NRS 608.080           Paydays and time and place of payment: Posting notice of regular day, time and place; notice of change required; payment on irregular day.

NRS 608.090           Adjustment of wages for additional payments; notice by employer; payment.

NRS 608.100           Unlawful decrease in compensation by employer; unlawful requirement to rebate compensation; prerequisites to lawfully decreasing compensation.

NRS 608.110           Withholding of portion of wages.

NRS 608.115           Records of wages.

NRS 608.120           Manner of payment of wages.

NRS 608.130           Payment of wages by negotiable instrument; rights of holder in due course in event of nonpayment; penalty.

NRS 608.140           Assessment of attorney’s fees in action for recovery of wages.

NRS 608.150           Original contractor liable for indebtedness for labor incurred by subcontractor or contractor acting under, by or for original contractor; civil action to recover.

NRS 608.155           Meals as part of wages or compensation; exception.

NRS 608.1555         Benefits for health care: Provision in same manner as policy of insurance.

NRS 608.156           Benefits for health care: Expenses for treatment of abuse of alcohol and drugs.

NRS 608.157           Benefits for health care: Coverage for mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

NRS 608.1575         Benefits for health care: Services provided by certain nurses.

NRS 608.1576         Benefits for health care: Prompt enrollment and restrictions on termination of enrollment of child; withholding of employee’s wages; remedies are cumulative.

NRS 608.1577         Notices to employees: Acceptance of, change in or termination of benefits; change of insurer; nonpayment of premium.

NRS 608.158           Notice of failure to pay premiums for employee’s insurance; employer’s liability for deductions for premiums and failure to pay premiums without giving required notice; distribution of money recovered by Labor Commissioner for claims brought against employer.

NRS 608.1585         Notice to employee upon termination of employment of right to be issued insurance to replace group policy.

NRS 608.160           Taking or making deduction on account of tips or gratuities unlawful; employees may divide tips or gratuities among themselves.

NRS 608.165           Special uniforms, accessories and cleaning to be furnished without cost to employee.

NRS 608.170           Assignment of wages void against judgment creditors; prima facie evidence of fraud.

NRS 608.180           Enforcement of NRS 608.005 to 608.195, inclusive; prosecution.

NRS 608.190           Willful failure or refusal to pay wages due prohibited.

NRS 608.195           Criminal and administrative penalties.

WORKING HOURS IN PARTICULAR EMPLOYMENTS

NRS 608.200           Underground mines and workings; criminal and administrative penalties.

MINIMUM WAGE

NRS 608.250           Establishment by Labor Commissioner; exceptions; penalty.

NRS 608.255           Relationships which do not constitute employment relationships for purposes of minimum wage.

NRS 608.260           Action by employee to recover difference between minimum wage and amount paid; limitation of action.

NRS 608.270           Duties of Labor Commissioner and district attorneys.

NRS 608.280           Proceedings against district attorney to be instituted by Attorney General.

NRS 608.290           Criminal and administrative penalties.

ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS

NRS 608.300           Definitions.

NRS 608.310           Producer-promoter-employer required to obtain permit; application; fee; exceptions.

NRS 608.320           Producer-promoter-employer required to post bond to secure payment of wages in certain circumstances; amount of bond; conditions of bond.

NRS 608.330           Criminal and administrative penalties.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 608.005  Legislative declaration.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the health and welfare of workers and the employment of persons in private enterprise in this State are of concern to the State and that the health and welfare of persons required to earn their livings by their own endeavors require certain safeguards as to hours of service, working conditions and compensation therefor.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1582)

      NRS 608.007  Definitions.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 608.010 to 608.0126, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 577)

      NRS 608.010  “Employee” defined.  “Employee” includes both male and female persons in the service of an employer under any appointment or contract of hire or apprenticeship, express or implied, oral or written, whether lawfully or unlawfully employed.

      [Part 1:71:1919; A 1937, 52; 1931 NCL § 2775]—(NRS A 1975, 1582; 1985, 578; 2003, 1518)

      NRS 608.011  “Employer” defined.  “Employer” includes every person having control or custody of any employment, place of employment or any employee.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 578)

      NRS 608.0113  “Private employment” defined.  “Private employment” means all employment other than employment under the direction, management, supervision and control of this State or any county, city or town therein, or any office or department thereof.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 578)

      NRS 608.0116  “Professional” defined.  “Professional” means pertaining to:

      1.  An employee who is licensed or certified by the State of Nevada for and engaged in the practice of law or any of the professions regulated by chapters 623 to 645, inclusive, 645G and 656A of NRS.

      2.  A creative professional as described in 29 C.F.R. § 541.302 who is not an employee of a contractor as that term is defined in NRS 624.020.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 578; A 1991, 994; 1999, 3074; 2001, 1778; 2003, 912; 2005, 1140; 2011, 878, 1099, 1521)

      NRS 608.012  “Wages” defined.  “Wages” means:

      1.  The amount which an employer agrees to pay an employee for the time the employee has worked, computed in proportion to time; and

      2.  Commissions owed the employee,

Ê but excludes any bonus or arrangement to share profits.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 578)

      NRS 608.0123  “Week of work” defined.  “Week of work” means 7 consecutive periods of 24 hours which may begin on any day and at any hour of the day.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 578)

      NRS 608.0126  “Workday” defined.  “Workday” means a period of 24 consecutive hours which begins when the employee begins work.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 578)

      NRS 608.013  Employer to post abstract of chapter.  Every employer shall conspicuously post and keep so posted on the premises where any person is employed a printed abstract of this chapter to be furnished by the Labor Commissioner.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1584)

      NRS 608.015  Unlawful to induce employee to refrain from testifying.  It is unlawful for any person by force, intimidation, threat of procuring dismissal from employment or in any other manner to induce or attempt to induce an employee to refrain from testifying in any investigation or proceeding relating to or arising under this chapter, or to discharge or penalize any employee for so testifying.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1582)

PAYMENT AND COLLECTION OF WAGES AND OTHER BENEFITS

      NRS 608.016  Payment for each hour of work; trial or break-in period not excepted.  An employer shall pay to the employee wages for each hour the employee works. An employer shall not require an employee to work without wages during a trial or break-in period.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 578)

      NRS 608.0165  Basis for payment of employee who manufactures or uses explosives; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, wages or compensation paid to an employee whose duties include the manufacture of an explosive, or the use, processing, handling, on-site movement or storage of an explosive that is related to its manufacture, must be based solely on the number of hours the employee works. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to persons employed in the mining industry.

      2.  Any person who violates the provisions of subsection 1:

      (a) For the first violation, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10,000 nor more than $20,000.

      (b) For the second or any subsequent violation, shall be punished by a fine of not less than $20,000 nor more than $50,000.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, as used in this section, “explosive” means gunpowders, powders used for blasting, all forms of high explosives, blasting materials, fuses other than electric circuit breakers, detonators and other detonating agents, smokeless powders, other explosive or incendiary devices and any chemical compound, mechanical mixture or device that contains any oxidizing and combustible units, or other ingredients, in such proportions, quantities or packing that ignition by fire, friction, concussion, percussion or detonation of the compound, mixture or device or any part thereof may cause an explosion.

      4.  For the purposes of this section, an explosive does not include:

      (a) Ammunition for small arms, or any component thereof;

      (b) Black powder commercially manufactured in quantities that do not exceed 50 pounds, percussion caps, safety and pyrotechnic fuses, quills, quick and slow matches, and friction primers that are intended to be used solely for sporting, recreation or cultural purposes:

             (1) In an antique firearm, as that term is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(16), as that section existed on January 1, 1999; or

             (2) In an antique device which is exempted from the definition of “destructive device” pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(4), as that section existed on January 1, 1999; or

      (c) Any explosive that is manufactured under the regulation of a military department of the United States, or that is distributed to, or possessed or stored by, the military or naval service or any other agency of the United States, or an arsenal, a navy yard, a depot or any other establishment owned by or operated on behalf of the United States.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1114)

      NRS 608.017  Discrimination on basis of sex prohibited; exceptions.

      1.  It is unlawful for any employer to discriminate between employees, employed within the same establishment, on the basis of sex by paying lower wages to one employee than the wages paid to an employee of the opposite sex who performs equal work which requires equal skill, effort and responsibility and which is performed under similar working conditions.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply where wages are paid pursuant to:

      (a) A seniority system;

      (b) A merit system;

      (c) A compensation system under which wages are determined by the quality or quantity of production; or

      (d) A wage differential based on factors other than sex.

      3.  An employer who violates the provisions of this section shall not reduce the wages of any employees in order to comply with such provisions.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1584)

      NRS 608.018  Compensation for overtime: Requirement; exceptions.

      1.  An employer shall pay 1 1/2 times an employee’s regular wage rate whenever an employee who receives compensation for employment at a rate less than 1 1/2 times the minimum rate prescribed pursuant to NRS 608.250 works:

      (a) More than 40 hours in any scheduled week of work; or

      (b) More than 8 hours in any workday unless by mutual agreement the employee works a scheduled 10 hours per day for 4 calendar days within any scheduled week of work.

      2.  An employer shall pay 1 1/2 times an employee’s regular wage rate whenever an employee who receives compensation for employment at a rate not less than 1 1/2 times the minimum rate prescribed pursuant to NRS 608.250 works more than 40 hours in any scheduled week of work.

      3.  The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 do not apply to:

      (a) Employees who are not covered by the minimum wage provisions of NRS 608.250;

      (b) Outside buyers;

      (c) Employees in a retail or service business if their regular rate is more than 1 1/2 times the minimum wage, and more than half their compensation for a representative period comes from commissions on goods or services, with the representative period being, to the extent allowed pursuant to federal law, not less than 1 month;

      (d) Employees who are employed in bona fide executive, administrative or professional capacities;

      (e) Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements which provide otherwise for overtime;

      (f) Drivers, drivers’ helpers, loaders and mechanics for motor carriers subject to the Motor Carrier Act of 1935, as amended;

      (g) Employees of a railroad;

      (h) Employees of a carrier by air;

      (i) Drivers or drivers’ helpers making local deliveries and paid on a trip-rate basis or other delivery payment plan;

      (j) Drivers of taxicabs or limousines;

      (k) Agricultural employees;

      (l) Employees of business enterprises having a gross sales volume of less than $250,000 per year;

      (m) Any salesperson or mechanic primarily engaged in selling or servicing automobiles, trucks or farm equipment; and

      (n) A mechanic or worker for any hours to which the provisions of subsection 3 or 4 of NRS 338.020 apply.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1583; A 1977, 1373; 1985, 578; 2003, 1742; 2005, 2520; 2009, 2493)

      NRS 608.019  Periods for meals and rest.

      1.  An employer shall not employ an employee for a continuous period of 8 hours without permitting the employee to have a meal period of at least one-half hour. No period of less than 30 minutes interrupts a continuous period of work for the purposes of this subsection.

      2.  Every employer shall authorize and permit all his or her employees to take rest periods, which, insofar as practicable, shall be in the middle of each work period. The duration of the rest periods shall be based on the total hours worked daily at the rate of 10 minutes for each 4 hours or major fraction thereof. Rest periods need not be authorized however for employees whose total daily work time is less than 3 and one-half hours. Authorized rest period shall be counted as hours worked, for which there shall be no deduction from wages.

      3.  This section does not apply to:

      (a) Situations where only one person is employed at a particular place of employment.

      (b) Employees included within the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement.

      4.  An employer may apply to the Labor Commissioner for an exemption from providing to all or to one or more defined categories of his or her employees one or more of the benefits conferred by this section. The Labor Commissioner may grant the exemption if the Labor Commissioner believes the employer has shown sufficient evidence that business necessity precludes providing such benefits. Any exemption so granted shall apply to members of either sex.

      5.  The Labor Commissioner may by regulation exempt a defined category of employers from providing to all or to one or more defined categories of their employees one or more of the benefits conferred by this section, upon the Labor Commissioner’s own motion or upon the application of an association of employers. Each such application shall be considered at a hearing and may be granted if the Labor Commissioner finds that business necessity precludes providing that particular benefit or benefits to the employees affected. Any exemption so granted shall apply to members of either sex.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1583; A 1977, 82)

      NRS 608.020  Discharge of employee: Immediate payment.  Whenever an employer discharges an employee, the wages and compensation earned and unpaid at the time of such discharge shall become due and payable immediately.

      [Part 2:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2776; NCL § 2776]

      NRS 608.030  Payment of employee who resigns or quits employment.  Whenever an employee resigns or quits his or her employment, the wages and compensation earned and unpaid at the time of the employee’s resignation or quitting must be paid no later than:

      1.  The day on which the employee would have regularly been paid the wages or compensation; or

      2.  Seven days after the employee resigns or quits,

Ê whichever is earlier.

      [Part 2:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2776; NCL § 2776]—(NRS A 1985, 382)

      NRS 608.040  Penalty for failure to pay discharged or quitting employee.

      1.  If an employer fails to pay:

      (a) Within 3 days after the wages or compensation of a discharged employee becomes due; or

      (b) On the day the wages or compensation is due to an employee who resigns or quits,

Ê the wages or compensation of the employee continues at the same rate from the day the employee resigned, quit or was discharged until paid or for 30 days, whichever is less.

      2.  Any employee who secretes or absents himself or herself to avoid payment of his or her wages or compensation, or refuses to accept them when fully tendered to him or her, is not entitled to receive the payment thereof for the time he or she secretes or absents himself or herself to avoid payment.

      [Part 2:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2776; NCL § 2776]—(NRS A 1985, 383)

      NRS 608.050  Wages to be paid at termination of service: Penalty; employee’s lien.

      1.  Whenever an employer of labor shall discharge or lay off employees without first paying them the amount of any wages or salary then due them, in cash and lawful money of the United States, or its equivalent, or shall fail, or refuse on demand, to pay them in like money, or its equivalent, the amount of any wages or salary at the time the same becomes due and owing to them under their contract of employment, whether employed by the hour, day, week or month, each of the employees may charge and collect wages in the sum agreed upon in the contract of employment for each day the employer is in default, until the employee is paid in full, without rendering any service therefor; but the employee shall cease to draw such wages or salary 30 days after such default.

      2.  Every employee shall have a lien as provided in NRS 108.221 to 108.246, inclusive, and all other rights and remedies for the protection and enforcement of such salary or wages as the employee would have been entitled to had the employee rendered services therefor in the manner as last employed.

      [1:139:1925; NCL § 2785] + [2:139:1925; NCL § 2786]—(NRS A 1967, 146; 1969, 823)

      NRS 608.060  Semimonthly payments; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all wages or compensation of employees in private employment is due semimonthly. All such wages or compensation earned and unpaid before the first day of any month is due not later than 8 a.m. on the 15th day of the month following that in which the wages or compensation was earned. All wages or compensation earned and unpaid before the 16th day of any month is due not later than 8 a.m. on the last day of the same month.

      2.  Nothing contained in this section prohibits the contracting for the payment of or the payment of wages at more frequent periods than semimonthly.

      3.  An employer in this State whose principal place of business is located, and whose payroll is prepared, outside of this State may designate one or more days in each month as fixed paydays for the payment of wages to an employee employed in:

      (a) A bona fide executive, administrative or professional capacity, as defined in 29 C.F.R. §§ 541.1, 541.2 and 541.3;

      (b) The capacity of outside salesperson, as defined in 29 C.F.R. § 541.5; or

      (c) The capacity of a supervisor, as defined in 29 U.S.C. § 152,

Ê as those sections existed on October 1, 1993. The provisions of this subsection do not apply with regard to an employee whose wages are determined pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

      4.  Every agreement made in violation of this section, except as provided in this chapter, is void, but any employee is entitled to payment of such wages or compensation for the period during which the wages or compensation was earned.

      [Part 1:71:1919; A 1937, 52; 1931 NCL § 2775]—(NRS A 1993, 316)

      NRS 608.070  Agreements between employers and employees for other than semimonthly payments.  Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to mean that, on any special occasion where it appears to be satisfactory and beneficial to both employer and employee, they shall not have the right to agree, either verbally or in writing, as to where and at what time, other than every 15 days, wages shall be paid; but it shall be unlawful for any employer to require any employee to enter into any such agreement as a condition to entering into or remaining in his or her service.

      [8:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2777; NCL § 2782]

      NRS 608.080  Paydays and time and place of payment: Posting notice of regular day, time and place; notice of change required; payment on irregular day.

      1.  Every employer shall establish and maintain regular paydays as provided in this chapter and shall post and maintain posted notices, printed in plain type or written in plain script, in at least two conspicuous places where such notices can be seen by the employees, setting forth the regular paydays as prescribed in this chapter and the place of payment, which must be within the Justice Court precinct in which such services were performed.

      2.  After an employer establishes regular paydays and the place of payment, the employer shall not change a regular payday or the place of payment unless, not fewer than 7 days before the change is made, the employer provides the employees affected by the change with written notice in a manner that is calculated to provide actual notice of the change to each such employee.

      3.  If an employee is absent at the time and place of the payment of wages or compensation, due and payable as prescribed in this chapter, provided he or she does not secrete or absent himself or herself to avoid such payment, the employee must be paid the same within 5 days after making written demand therefor.

      [Part 3:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2776; NCL § 2777]—(NRS A 2003, 794)

      NRS 608.090  Adjustment of wages for additional payments; notice by employer; payment.

      1.  Every employer, having granted or agreed to an adjustment of wages of an employee or employees wherein payments additional to the regular wage payments pursuant to this chapter are made, shall forward such adjusted wages in legal negotiable instruments to its agent or paymaster in this State. The agent or paymaster shall post in two conspicuous places at the office or other places used by the agent or paymaster for the regular payment of wages a list of the names, together with a written notice thereon that such wage payments will be held by such agent or paymaster for 30 days from and after the date of posting of the lists and notice for the purpose of payment thereof.

      2.  If any such employee shall at the time be stationed at a place other than at the place of regular payment of wages, either within or without the State of Nevada, the employer’s agent or paymaster shall forward the wage payments to such employee or deliver the same to the employee’s agent who has a written authorization signed by the employee authorizing the employee’s agent to receive such payment.

      3.  The provisions of this section shall not apply where payment of such additional pay is made directly to an employee or employees.

      [3a:71:1919; added 1945, 338; 1943 NCL § 2777.01]

      NRS 608.100  Unlawful decrease in compensation by employer; unlawful requirement to rebate compensation; prerequisites to lawfully decreasing compensation.

      1.  It is unlawful for any employer to:

      (a) Pay a lower wage, salary or compensation to an employee than the amount agreed upon through a collective bargaining agreement, if any;

      (b) Pay a lower wage, salary or compensation to an employee than the amount that the employer is required to pay to the employee by virtue of any statute or regulation or by contract between the employer and the employee; or

      (c) Pay a lower wage, salary or compensation to an employee than the amount earned by the employee when the work was performed.

      2.  It is unlawful for any employer to require an employee to rebate, refund or return any part of the wage, salary or compensation earned by and paid to the employee.

      3.  It is unlawful for any employer who has the legal authority to decrease the wage, salary or compensation of an employee to implement such a decrease unless:

      (a) Not less than 7 days before the employee performs any work at the decreased wage, salary or compensation, the employer provides the employee with written notice of the decrease; or

      (b) The employer complies with the requirements relating to the decrease that are imposed on the employer pursuant to the provisions of any collective bargaining agreement or any contract between the employer and the employee.

      [1:89:1943] + [2:89:1943] + [3:89:1943]—(NRS A 1967, 622; 2003, 795)

      NRS 608.110  Withholding of portion of wages.

      1.  This chapter does not preclude the withholding from the wages or compensation of any employee of any dues, rates or assessments becoming due to any hospital association or to any relief, savings or other department or association maintained by the employer or employees for the benefit of the employees, or other deductions authorized by written order of an employee.

      2.  At the time of payment of wages or compensation, the employer shall furnish the employee with an itemized list showing the respective deductions made from the total amount of wages or compensation.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided by an agreement between the employer and employee, any employer who withholds money from the wages or compensation of an employee for deposit in a financial institution shall deposit the money in the designated financial institution within 5 working days after the day on which the wages or compensation from which it was withheld is paid to the employee.

      [4:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2776; NCL § 2778]—(NRS A 1967, 33; 1983, 1042)

      NRS 608.115  Records of wages.

      1.  Every employer shall establish and maintain records of wages for the benefit of his or her employees, showing for each pay period the following information for each employee:

      (a) Gross wage or salary other than compensation in the form of:

             (1) Services; or

             (2) Food, housing or clothing.

      (b) Deductions.

      (c) Net cash wage or salary.

      (d) Total hours employed in the pay period by noting the number of hours per day.

      (e) Date of payment.

      2.  The information required by this section must be furnished to each employee within 10 days after the employee submits a request.

      3.  Records of wages must be maintained for a 2-year period following the entry of information in the record.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 508; A 1979, 1488; 1983, 250; 1985, 579)

      NRS 608.120  Manner of payment of wages.  The payment of wages or compensation must be made in lawful money of the United States or by a good and valuable negotiable check or draft drawn only to the order of the employee unless:

      1.  The employee has agreed in writing to some other disposition of his or her wages; or

      2.  The employer has been directed to make some other disposition of the employee’s wages by:

      (a) A court of competent jurisdiction; or

      (b) An agency of federal, state or local government with jurisdiction to issue such directives.

Ê Such checks or drafts must be payable on presentation thereof at some bank, credit union or established place of business without discount in lawful money of the United States. They must be payable at the place designated in the notice prescribed in NRS 608.080.

      [Part 3:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2776; NCL § 2777]—(NRS A 1975, 1584; 1977, 275; 1983, 1104; 1999, 1521)

      NRS 608.130  Payment of wages by negotiable instrument; rights of holder in due course in event of nonpayment; penalty.

      1.  A person engaged in any business or enterprise of any kind in this State shall not issue, in payment of, or as evidence of, any indebtedness for wages due an employee, any order, check, memorandum or other acknowledgment of indebtedness unless it is a negotiable instrument payable without discount, in cash on demand, at some bank, credit union or other established place of business but this subsection does not limit or interfere with the right of any employee, by agreement, to accept from any such person, as an evidence or acknowledgment of indebtedness for wages due the employee, a negotiable instrument payable at some future date with interest.

      2.  In the event of nonpayment when due of any negotiable instrument issued in payment of wages, the holder in due course of the instrument succeeds and has the same rights, priorities and preferences with respect to payment thereof, and stands in the same position, as the payee of the instrument with respect to a claim for wages unpaid when due, in addition to any other remedy available to the holder in due course provided by law.

      3.  An employer who knowingly issues to an employee a negotiable instrument in payment of wages for which there is insufficient money, property or credit with the drawee of the instrument to pay it in full upon presentation shall reimburse the employee for any penalty or charge incurred by the employee arising from his or her reliance on the validity of the instrument.

      [1:66:1911; RL § 1939; NCL § 2783] + [1.5:66:1911; added 1953, 64] + [2:66:1911; A 1953, 64]—(NRS A 1967, 622; 1985, 580; 1999, 1521)

      NRS 608.140  Assessment of attorney’s fees in action for recovery of wages.  Whenever a mechanic, artisan, miner, laborer, servant or employee shall have cause to bring suit for wages earned and due according to the terms of his or her employment, and shall establish by decision of the court or verdict of the jury that the amount for which he or she has brought suit is justly due, and that a demand has been made, in writing, at least 5 days before suit was brought, for a sum not to exceed the amount so found due, the court before which the case shall be tried shall allow to the plaintiff a reasonable attorney fee, in addition to the amount found due for wages and penalties, to be taxed as costs of suit.

      [1:140:1925; NCL § 2787]

      NRS 608.150  Original contractor liable for indebtedness for labor incurred by subcontractor or contractor acting under, by or for original contractor; civil action to recover.

      1.  Every original contractor making or taking any contract in this State for the erection, construction, alteration or repair of any building or structure, or other work, shall assume and is liable for the indebtedness for labor incurred by any subcontractor or any contractors acting under, by or for the original contractor in performing any labor, construction or other work included in the subject of the original contract, for labor, and for the requirements imposed by chapters 616A to 617, inclusive, of NRS.

      2.  It is unlawful for any contractor or any other person to fail to comply with the provisions of subsection 1, or to attempt to evade the responsibility imposed thereby, or to do any other act or thing tending to render nugatory the provisions of this section.

      3.  The district attorney of any county wherein the defendant may reside or be found shall institute civil proceedings against any such original contractor failing to comply with the provisions of this section in a civil action for the amount of all wages and damage that may be owing or have accrued as a result of the failure of any subcontractor acting under the original contractor, and any property of the original contractor, not exempt by law, is subject to attachment and execution for the payment of any judgment that may be recovered in any action under the provisions of this section.

      [1:208:1931; 1931 NCL § 2824] + [2:208:1931; 1931 NCL § 2825]—(NRS A 1967, 623; 1985, 580; 1999, 206)

      NRS 608.155  Meals as part of wages or compensation; exception.

      1.  A part of wages or compensation may, if mutually agreed upon by an employee and employer in the contract of employment, consist of meals. In no case shall the value of the meals be computed at more than $1.50 per day. In no case shall the value of the meals consumed by such employee be computed or valued at more than 35 cents for each breakfast actually consumed, 45 cents for each lunch actually consumed, and 70 cents for each dinner actually consumed.

      2.  The monetary limitations on the value of meals, contained in subsection 1, do not apply to agricultural employees.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1582)

      NRS 608.1555  Benefits for health care: Provision in same manner as policy of insurance.  Any employer who provides benefits for health care to his or her employees shall provide the same benefits and pay providers of health care in the same manner as a policy of insurance pursuant to chapters 689A and 689B of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 2097)

      NRS 608.156  Benefits for health care: Expenses for treatment of abuse of alcohol and drugs.

      1.  If an employer provides health benefits for his or her employees, the employer shall provide benefits for the expenses for the treatment of abuse of alcohol and drugs. The annual benefits provided by the employer must consist of:

      (a) Treatment for withdrawal from the physiological effects of alcohol or drugs, with a maximum benefit of $1,500 per calendar year.

      (b) Treatment for a patient admitted to a facility, with a maximum benefit of $9,000 per calendar year.

      (c) Counseling for a person, group or family who is not admitted to a facility, with a maximum benefit of $2,500 per calendar year.

      2.  The maximum amount which may be paid in the lifetime of the insured for any combination of the treatments listed in subsection 1 is $39,000.

      3.  These benefits must be paid in the same manner as benefits for any other illness covered by the employer are paid.

      4.  The employee is entitled to these benefits if treatment is received in any:

      (a) Program for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs which is certified by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.

      (b) Hospital or other medical facility or facility for the dependent which is licensed by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, accredited by The Joint Commission and provides a program for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs as part of its accredited activities.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 2044; A 1985, 1572, 1764; 1993, 1803; 1999, 1887; 2001, 438)

      NRS 608.157  Benefits for health care: Coverage for mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

      1.  If an employer provides health benefits for his or her employees which include coverage for the surgical procedure known as a mastectomy, the employer must also provide commensurate coverage for at least two prosthetic devices and for reconstructive surgery incident to the mastectomy. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, this coverage is subject to the same terms and conditions that apply to the coverage for the mastectomy.

      2.  If reconstructive surgery is begun within 3 years after a mastectomy, the amount of the benefits for that surgery must equal those amounts provided at the time of the mastectomy. If the surgery is begun more than 3 years after the mastectomy, the benefits provided are subject to all the terms, conditions and exclusions relating to those benefits at the time of the reconstructive surgery.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, “reconstructive surgery” means a surgical procedure performed following a mastectomy on one breast or both breasts to re-establish symmetry between the two breasts. The term includes, but is not limited to, augmentation mammoplasty, reduction mammoplasty and mastopexy.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 617; A 1989, 1891)

      NRS 608.1575  Benefits for health care: Services provided by certain nurses.

      1.  If an employer provides health benefits for his or her employees which include coverage for services which are within the authorized scope of practice of a registered nurse who is authorized pursuant to chapter 632 of NRS to perform additional acts in an emergency or under other special conditions as prescribed by the State Board of Nursing, and which are reimbursed when provided by another provider of health care, the employees are entitled to reimbursement for services provided by such a registered nurse.

      2.  The benefits provided by the employer must not limit:

      (a) Coverage for services provided by such a registered nurse to a number of occasions less than for services provided by another provider of health care.

      (b) Reimbursement for services provided by such a registered nurse to an amount less than that reimbursed for similar services provided by another provider of health care.

      3.  The employer is not required to pay for services provided by such a registered nurse which duplicate services provided by another provider of health care.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1450)

      NRS 608.1576  Benefits for health care: Prompt enrollment and restrictions on termination of enrollment of child; withholding of employee’s wages; remedies are cumulative.  If an employer provides benefits for health care to his or her employees and the benefits include coverage of the employee’s family, the employer shall:

      1.  Permit an employee who is required by the order of a court or administrative tribunal to provide health coverage for his or her child to enroll the child for coverage as a member of the employee’s family without regard to a restriction on periods of enrollment applicable to the employee.

      2.  If the parent so required is enrolled for coverage but does not apply to enroll the child, permit the child’s other parent or the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services to enroll the child.

      3.  Not terminate the enrollment of the child in that coverage or otherwise eliminate that coverage of the child unless the insurer has written proof that:

      (a) The order for medical coverage is no longer in effect; or

      (b) The child is or will be enrolled in comparable coverage through another insurer on or before the effective date of the termination of enrollment or elimination of coverage.

      4.  Withhold from the employee’s wages, and pay to the insurer if the employer is not self-insured, the employee’s share, if any, of the cost of the coverage provided for the child but not more than the amount of withholding for insurance permitted by federal law or regulation.

Ê The purpose of this section is to ensure that children are promptly enrolled in a program of health insurance provided by the responsible parent and that the health insurance is maintained. The remedies provided in this section are cumulative and in addition to any other remedy provided by law to the extent they are not inconsistent with the provisions of NRS 33.035 and chapters 31A, 125B, 130 and 425 of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2426; A 2003, 1756)

      NRS 608.1577  Notices to employees: Acceptance of, change in or termination of benefits; change of insurer; nonpayment of premium.

      1.  An employer shall notify his or her employees of the employer’s intent to accept a policy of group life, dental or health insurance which covers the employees.

      2.  If an employer is the policyholder of a policy of group life, dental or health insurance which covers his or her employees, the employer shall notify the insurer and employees of his or her intent to terminate, reduce or modify substantially any benefit under the policy, or to change insurers.

      3.  If an employer is the policyholder or contract holder under a policy or contract issued pursuant to chapter 689B, 695A, 695B, 695C, 695D or 695F of NRS, or NRS 689C.015 to 689C.590, inclusive, and which provides benefits for his or her employees, the employer shall, if applicable, notify the employees of:

      (a) The employer’s inability to pay a premium when due; and

      (b) The employer’s intention to stop paying premiums.

      4.  Any notice required pursuant to this section must be:

      (a) Given at least 15 days before the:

             (1) Acceptance of, change in or termination of benefits or insurers; or

             (2) Next unpaid premium is due; and

      (b) Conspicuously posted at the place of employment or given in another manner which ensures that all employees will receive the information.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1061; A 1989, 1255; 1993, 1982; 1995, 2683; 1997, 2962)

      NRS 608.158  Notice of failure to pay premiums for employee’s insurance; employer’s liability for deductions for premiums and failure to pay premiums without giving required notice; distribution of money recovered by Labor Commissioner for claims brought against employer.

      1.  If an employer is the policyholder of a policy of group life or health insurance which covers his or her employees, the employer shall notify the employees of his or her inability to pay a premium when due or of his or her intention to stop paying premiums. The notice must be:

      (a) Given at least 10 days before the coverage will cease; and

      (b) Conspicuously posted at the place of employment or given in another manner which ensures that all employees will receive the information.

      2.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty provided in this chapter, an employer is liable to an employee for any money deducted from the employee’s wages for the payment of premiums on a policy of group life or health insurance if the money was not so used.

      3.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty provided in this chapter, if:

      (a) An employer knowingly and willfully stops paying premiums on a policy of group life or health insurance and fails to give proper and timely notice to his or her employees pursuant to subsection 1; and

      (b) One or more of the employees, after coverage under the policy ceases and before they are given notice that the employer has stopped paying premiums, incur claims for benefits which those employees would have received under the policy had their coverage not ceased,

Ê the employer is liable to those employees for the amount of the claims incurred, except that the employer’s total liability for all such claims combined must not exceed the amount of the premiums, calculated on a monthly basis, that the employer would have been required to pay under the policy to provide coverage for those employees during the period in which the claims were incurred by the employees.

      4.  If the Labor Commissioner brings an action pursuant to subsection 3 against an employer on behalf of the employees, any money recovered by the Labor Commissioner must be distributed on a pro rata basis among the employees who have claims against the employer, except that no employee may recover more than the total amount of all claims that the employee has against the employer. If the amount of money recovered by the Labor Commissioner exceeds the total amount of all claims from all employees, the excess amount must be deposited in the State General Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 1890; A 1985, 1062; 2005, 203)

      NRS 608.1585  Notice to employee upon termination of employment of right to be issued insurance to replace group policy.  If an employer is the policyholder of a policy of group life or health insurance which covers his or her employees, the employer shall give each employee upon the termination of employment written notice of his or her right to be issued by the insurer a policy of life or health insurance to replace the group policy.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1062)

      NRS 608.160  Taking or making deduction on account of tips or gratuities unlawful; employees may divide tips or gratuities among themselves.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person to:

      (a) Take all or part of any tips or gratuities bestowed upon the employees of that person.

      (b) Apply as a credit toward the payment of the statutory minimum hourly wage established by any law of this State any tips or gratuities bestowed upon the employees of that person.

      2.  Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent such employees from entering into an agreement to divide such tips or gratuities among themselves.

      [1:17:1939; 1931 NCL § 2826] + [2:17:1939; 1931 NCL § 2827]—(NRS A 1967, 623; 1971, 1263; 1973, 644)

      NRS 608.165  Special uniforms, accessories and cleaning to be furnished without cost to employee.  All uniforms or accessories distinctive as to style, color or material shall be furnished, without cost, to employees by their employer. If a uniform or accessory requires a special cleaning process, and cannot be easily laundered by an employee, such employee’s employer shall clean such uniform or accessory without cost to such employee.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1584)

      NRS 608.170  Assignment of wages void against judgment creditors; prima facie evidence of fraud.  Every assignment of wages, salary or earnings made within the State of Nevada by any person against whom there is, at the time such assignment is made, an unsatisfied judgment for debt on the records of any court within the State of Nevada shall be prima facie evidence of fraud, and shall be void as against the judgment creditors of the person making such an assignment.

      [1:94:1917; A 1939, 248; 1931 NCL § 1550]

      NRS 608.180  Enforcement of NRS 608.005 to 608.195, inclusive; prosecution.  The Labor Commissioner or the representative of the Labor Commissioner shall cause the provisions of NRS 608.005 to 608.195, inclusive, to be enforced, and upon notice from the Labor Commissioner or the representative:

      1.  The district attorney of any county in which a violation of those sections has occurred;

      2.  The Deputy Labor Commissioner, as provided in NRS 607.050;

      3.  The Attorney General, as provided in NRS 607.160 or 607.220; or

      4.  The special counsel, as provided in NRS 607.065,

Ê shall prosecute the action for enforcement according to law.

      [7:71:1919; 1919 RL p. 2777; NCL § 2781]—(NRS A 1975, 1585; 1987, 1735; 1997, 195, 3162; 1999, 1115; 2003, 795)

      NRS 608.190  Willful failure or refusal to pay wages due prohibited.  A person shall not willfully refuse or neglect to pay the wages due and payable when demanded as provided in this chapter, nor falsely deny the amount or validity thereof or that the amount is due with intent to secure for the person, the person’s employer or any other person any discount upon such indebtedness, or with intent to annoy, harass, oppress, hinder, delay or defraud the person to whom such indebtedness is due.

      [6:71:1919; A 1925, 242; 1931, 246; 1931 NCL § 2780]—(NRS A 1967, 624; 1975, 1585; 1985, 581)

      NRS 608.195  Criminal and administrative penalties.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 608.0165, any person who violates any provision of NRS 608.005 to 608.195, inclusive, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      2.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty, the Labor Commissioner may impose against the person an administrative penalty of not more than $5,000 for each such violation.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1584; A 1985, 581; 1987, 1736; 1999, 1115; 2003, 795)

WORKING HOURS IN PARTICULAR EMPLOYMENTS

      NRS 608.200  Underground mines and workings; criminal and administrative penalties.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the period of employment for all persons who are employed, occupied or engaged in work or labor of any kind or nature in underground mines or underground workings in search for or in extraction of minerals, whether base or precious, metallic or nonmetallic, or who are engaged in such underground mines or underground workings, or who are employed, engaged or occupied in other underground workings of any kind or nature for the purpose of tunneling, making excavations or to accomplish any other purpose or design, must not exceed 8 hours within any 24 hours. The 8-hour limit applies only to time actually employed in the mine and does not include time consumed for meals or travel into or out of the actual work site. It is unlawful for a person or an agent of the person to hire, contract with or cause any person to work for a period longer than the provisions of this section allow.

      2.  In cases of emergency where life or property is in danger, the period may be prolonged during the continuance of the emergency.

      3.  This section does not prevent change in the hours of employment from one part of the day to another at stated periods, nor does it prevent the employment of any of the persons mentioned in this section for more than 8 hours during the day in which a change is made. Such a change in the hours of employment must not occur more than once in any 2 weeks.

      4.  This section does not preclude a repair or maintenance crew from completing any repair or maintenance work upon which it is engaged at the end of an 8-hour period. This section does not preclude an employee from working a subsequent shift or period thereof in the same 24 hours if no qualified employee is available for relief.

      5.  If a majority of the employees whose hours are limited by this section agree to a policy proposed by their employer for periods of work in excess of 8 hours in a 24-hour period, the employer may adopt such a policy. The agreement required for such a policy must be evidenced by the results of an election held during regular working hours using secret ballots. All affected employees who are employed by the employer not later than 24 hours before the voting begins are eligible to cast a ballot.

      6.  Before such an election may be conducted, the employer must hold informational meetings for the affected employees on each shift during the regular working hours of the affected employees. At each such meeting the employer shall explain the effect of the proposed policy on the hours and compensation of the employees. Written notice of these informational meetings must be posted conspicuously in at least three locations throughout the mine site for at least 7 consecutive days before the date of the meetings. The notice must include the time, date, place and purpose of the meetings. Written notice of the time, date, place and purpose of the election must be posted in the same manner and for the same period. Failure to comply with the procedural requirements of this subsection make the results of the election void for the purposes of this section.

      7.  This section does not apply to employees who are covered by a valid collective bargaining agreement.

      8.  Any person who willfully violates any provision of subsection 1 or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      9.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty, the Labor Commissioner may impose against the person an administrative penalty of not more than $5,000 for each such violation.

      [1911 C&P § 289; A 1927, 186; 1949, 197; 1951, 65] + [Part 1911 C&P § 291; RL § 6556; NCL § 10239]—(NRS A 1967, 624; 1993, 821; 2003, 796)

MINIMUM WAGE

      NRS 608.250  Establishment by Labor Commissioner; exceptions; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Labor Commissioner shall, in accordance with federal law, establish by regulation the minimum wage which may be paid to employees in private employment within the State. The Labor Commissioner shall prescribe increases in the minimum wage in accordance with those prescribed by federal law, unless the Labor Commissioner determines that those increases are contrary to the public interest.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to:

      (a) Casual babysitters.

      (b) Domestic service employees who reside in the household where they work.

      (c) Outside salespersons whose earnings are based on commissions.

      (d) Employees engaged in an agricultural pursuit for an employer who did not use more than 500 days of agricultural labor in any calendar quarter of the preceding calendar year.

      (e) Taxicab and limousine drivers.

      (f) Persons with severe disabilities whose disabilities have diminished their productive capacity in a specific job and who are specified in certificates issued by the Rehabilitation Division of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

      3.  It is unlawful for any person to employ, cause to be employed or permit to be employed, or to contract with, cause to be contracted with or permit to be contracted with, any person for a wage less than that established by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 696; A 1969, 724; 1973, 1375; 1975, 500, 1582; 1977, 1372; 1987, 1190; 1989, 1803; 1993, 1803; 2001, 564)

      NRS 608.255  Relationships which do not constitute employment relationships for purposes of minimum wage.  For the purposes of this chapter and any other statutory or constitutional provision governing the minimum wage paid to an employee, the following relationships do not constitute employment relationships and are therefore not subject to those provisions:

      1.  The relationship between a rehabilitation facility or workshop established by the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation pursuant to chapter 615 of NRS and an individual with a disability who is participating in a training or rehabilitative program of such a facility or workshop.

      2.  The relationship between a provider of jobs and day training services which is recognized as exempt pursuant to the provisions of 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) and which has been issued a certificate by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to NRS 435.130 to 435.310, inclusive, and a person with an intellectual disability or a person with a related condition participating in a jobs and day training services program.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 541; A 2009, 2241; 2013, 698, 3066)

      NRS 608.260  Action by employee to recover difference between minimum wage and amount paid; limitation of action.  If any employer pays any employee a lesser amount than the minimum wage prescribed by regulation of the Labor Commissioner pursuant to the provisions of NRS 608.250, the employee may, at any time within 2 years, bring a civil action to recover the difference between the amount paid to the employee and the amount of the minimum wage. A contract between the employer and the employee or any acceptance of a lesser wage by the employee is not a bar to the action.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 696; A 1975, 1585; 1977, 1374; 2001, 565)

      NRS 608.270  Duties of Labor Commissioner and district attorneys.

      1.  The Labor Commissioner shall:

      (a) Administer and enforce the provisions of NRS 608.250; and

      (b) Furnish the district attorney of any county or the Attorney General all data and information concerning violations of the provisions of NRS 608.250, occurring in the county coming to the attention of the Labor Commissioner.

      2.  Each district attorney shall, if a complaint is made to him or her by the Labor Commissioner or by any aggrieved person, prosecute each violation of the provisions of NRS 608.250 that occurs in the district attorney’s county. If any such district attorney fails, neglects or refuses for 20 days to commence a prosecution for a violation of the provisions of NRS 608.250, after being furnished data and information concerning the violation, and diligently to prosecute the same to conclusion, the district attorney is guilty of a misdemeanor, and in addition thereto must be removed from office.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 696; A 1967, 626; 2001, 565)

      NRS 608.280  Proceedings against district attorney to be instituted by Attorney General.  When a complaint is made to the Attorney General by the Labor Commissioner or by an aggrieved person that any district attorney has been guilty of a willful violation of NRS 608.270, the Attorney General shall make an investigation of the complaint, and if, after such investigation, the Attorney General is of the opinion that the complaint is well founded, the Attorney General shall institute proceedings against the district attorney for the enforcement of the penalties provided in NRS 608.270.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 697; A 1967, 806)

      NRS 608.290  Criminal and administrative penalties.

      1.  Any person who violates any provision of NRS 608.250 or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      2.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty, the Labor Commissioner may impose against the person an administrative penalty of not more than $5,000 for each such violation.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 697; A 1967, 626; 2003, 797)

ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS

      NRS 608.300  Definitions.  As used in NRS 608.300 to 608.330, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Artist” means an actor, actress, musician, dancer or athlete.

      2.  “Production” means a stage production, concert, trade show, exhibition, convention or sporting event. The term includes the technical personnel used to create and produce the production.

      3.  “Producer-promoter-employer” means a natural person who, or a firm, association or corporation which, supervises or finances a production or attempts to organize a production.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1115; A 1995, 1027; 1997, 2480; 1999, 3115)

      NRS 608.310  Producer-promoter-employer required to obtain permit; application; fee; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a producer-promoter-employer intending to do business in this State must obtain a permit from the Labor Commissioner.

      2.  An application for the permit required by subsection 1 must contain information concerning:

      (a) The applicant’s name and permanent address;

      (b) The financing for the production;

      (c) The type of production intended by the applicant, the number of artists, technical personnel and other persons required for the production and where the applicant intends to exhibit the production; and

      (d) Such other information as the Labor Commissioner may require by regulation for the protection of persons associated with the entertainment industry.

      3.  The Labor Commissioner may by regulation require a reasonable fee for processing an application.

      4.  The provisions of this section do not apply to any producer-promoter-employer who produces proof to the Labor Commissioner or, in a county whose population is 700,000 or more, produces proof to the department or agency within that county which is authorized to issue business licenses on behalf of the county that the producer-promoter-employer:

      (a) Has been in the business of a producer-promoter-employer in this State for the 5-year period immediately preceding the filing of the application and has had no successful wage claim filed with the Labor Commissioner during that period;

      (b) Has sufficient tangible assets in this State which, if executed upon, would equal or exceed the amount of bond required; or

      (c) Holds a license to operate a nonrestricted gaming operation in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1115; A 1995, 1027; 1997, 2480; 1999, 3115; 2011, 1299)

      NRS 608.320  Producer-promoter-employer required to post bond to secure payment of wages in certain circumstances; amount of bond; conditions of bond.  A producer-promoter-employer required by NRS 608.310 to obtain a permit from the Labor Commissioner must, before being granted the permit, post a bond with:

      1.  The Labor Commissioner; or

      2.  In a county whose population is 700,000 or more, with the department or agency within that county which is authorized to issue business licenses on behalf of the county,

Ê in the amount of at least twice the average weekly wages to be paid by the producer-promoter-employer to persons to be employed in the production. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the bond must be conditioned on the payment of all wages due all artists, technical personnel and other persons employed in the production upon the cessation of the production or upon the subrogation of another for the liabilities of the producer-promoter-employer, if that subrogation is satisfactory to the Labor Commissioner. The bond need not be conditioned upon the payment of any wages due to the persons who are the celebrity headliners in the production or the executive personnel, managers or supervisors.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1116; A 1995, 1028; 1997, 2482; 2011, 1300)

      NRS 608.330  Criminal and administrative penalties.

      1.  Any person who violates any provision of NRS 608.300 to 608.330, inclusive, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      2.  In addition to any other remedy or penalty, the Labor Commissioner may impose against the person an administrative penalty of not more than $5,000 for each such violation.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 346; A 1997, 2482; 1999, 3116; 2003, 797)