The Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner and the US Department of Labor are collaborating to safeguard and uphold the rights of workers while also providing education for employers.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Wage and Hour Division district office in Las Vegas and the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner have signed a collaborative partnership to enhance and promote joint outreach, investigations, and information sharing.

Through this partnership, the division’s Las Vegas district office will work together with the Office of the Labor Commissioner on cases with jurisdictional overlap, specifically those involving wage theft. A Memorandum of Understanding has been established to facilitate effective cooperation between the two agencies, with a focus on educating employees and employers about their rights and responsibilities under the law.

“Our partnership with the Office of the Labor Commissioner will help promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of workers in Nevada,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Gene Ramos in Las Vegas. “This agreement will also encourage enhanced law enforcement and greater coordination between agencies.”

The five-year agreement will also facilitate joint outreach presentations, cross-training for investigators and staff, and the referral of potential violations of each entity’s statutes.

“The Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner looks forward to continuing its partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor in protecting Nevada’s workers, educating Nevada’s employers, and ensuring fairness and compliance in our shared jurisdictions,” said Nevada Labor Commissioner Brett Harris.

The Wage and Hour Division is responsible for enforcing federal minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor regulations, workplace protections for nursing parents, and other federal labor laws, such as the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. To learn more about the laws enforced by the division, or to contact its toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243), visit their website. The helpline is available in over 200 languages, regardless of where you are from.

To learn more about the Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner, visit their website.  

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