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Nevada Amends Final Pay Law

Under existing Nevada law (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 608.020), whenever an employer discharges an employee, the wages and compensation earned and unpaid at the time of the discharge become due and payable immediately. Whenever an employee resigns or quits their employment, the wages and compensation earned and unpaid at the time of the employee’s resignation or quitting must be paid not later than the day on which the employee would have regularly been paid or seven days after the employee resigns or quits, whichever is earlier.

An amendment to Nevada law which is effective July 1, 2021 redefines the definition of “wages” to include “amounts due” to an employee, including commissions, who is discharged, resigns or quits as amended, excluding any bonus or arrangement to share profits.

Additionally, the amendments permit employees to file wage claims with the Nevada Labor Commissioner or file a civil action, if an employer fails to pay a separated employee in accordance with the final pay law.

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