This is a class action on behalf of hourly paid employees for violations of Nevada’s minimum wage and overtime wage laws.
Under Nevada law, employers who offer health benefits are entitled to pay their employees the lower tier minimum wage of $7.25 as opposed to $8.25 as long as the health insurance offered to the employee is less than 10% of the total gross income of the employee or the value of the policy is equal to at least $1.00 per hour. Plaintiff was paid $7.40 per hour but his health insurance contributions are either greater than 10% of his gross income or not equal to at least $1.00 per hour. Plaintiff seeks payment for the wages owed, waiting time penalties, and injunctive relief.
If you work in Nevada and earn a minimum wage of $7.25 and $8.25 per hour and have question about whether your health insurance coverage meets Nevada requirements, please contact Thierman Buck, LLP immediately to discuss your rights.
This case was mediated and a settlement was reached. The Court preliminarily approved the Settlement and Notice to Class Members should go out the beginning of March, 2020. A final fairness hearing has been scheduled for May 20, 2020.