Nevada law requires employers to pay their employees for each hour the employee works. (See NRS 608.016). Regulations describe work time as “all time worked by the employee at the direction of the employer, including time worked by the employee that is outside the scheduled hours of work of the employee.” (NAC 608.115).
Nevada regulations are more specific when it comes to travel and training.
Wages for Travel
Regulations state that employers must pay at least minimum wage for “any travel or training that is considered to be time worked by the employee.” (NAC 608.130(1)). Travel specifically includes travel between different work sites during a workday and when an employee provides transportation for another employee as a benefit of the employer. Note, however, that employers do not have to pay for travel between an employee’s home and work, even if the employee works at different locations. (See NAC 608.130(2)).
Wages for Training
Nevada regulations also require employers to pay their employees at least minimum wage for any training that the employer requires. Employers do not have to pay for training that an outside agency or entity requires though, even if the training is needed “to maintain eligibility for employment in a particular capacity or at a particular level.” (NAC 608.130(3)).
Employers need to be sure to pay employees for travel and training according to these laws and regulations. If they do not, then employees can hire an employment attorney to help recover their wages or file a complaint with the Nevada Labor Commissioner.