By Lyle Brennan
Still underway in Carson City, the 80th Legislative Session has been a doozy so far. With approximately 1,000 bills proposed between the Assembly and Senate there is much to be done before the session adjourns in early June.
One thing Nevada legislators are eager to weigh in on is how businesses manage their employees. In for consideration are several employment bills that would, in many ways, dictate how you run your business and, certainly, how you interact with your employees.
Legislators made it clear months ago that minimum wage would be on the docket this year, and it is. Several bills propose a raise to the minimum wage in various ways. SJR6, one of the more extreme resolutions, is a holdover from the 79th session and would increase the minimum wage until it reaches $14 an hour. This is an amendment to the Nevada constitution and would have to pass the popular vote in November 2020.
Other bills introduced relating to minimum wage include AB456, AB175, SB192 and SB106, all of which are geared toward regulating what you can pay your employees, regardless of their efforts or experience. AB 456 proposes a more moderate increase of $0.75 per year until the minimum wage reaches $12 an hour, or $11 an hour if the employer offers health insurance.
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