Nevada Commissioner of Labor
|Nevada Commissioner of Labor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012-2013 FY Budget:||$1,428,869|
|Length of term:||Serves a term coterminous with the governor|
|Authority:||Chapter 607 of the Nevada Revised Statutes|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by Director of the Department of Business and Industry|
|Assumed office:||December 29, 2014|
|Other Nevada Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Controller • Superintendent of Public Instruction • Agriculture Director • Insurance Commissioner • Director of Conservation and Natural Resources • Labor Commissioner • Public Utilities Commission • Employment, Training and Rehabilitation|
The mission of the Office of the Nevada Labor Commissioner is "to enforce the labor laws of the State of Nevada in a manner that protects the rights of working families in a fair, professional and timely manner."
The current officeholder is Shannon Chambers. She has served in this position since December 29, 2014, when her appointment by the Nevada Director of the Department of Business and Industry went into effect. She succeeded Thoran Towler as commissioner after he resigned to become general counsel for the Nevada Association of Realtors.
NRS 607.010 :
|'The Office of Labor Commissioner is hereby created...The Labor Commissioner must be appointed by the Director of the Department of Business and Industry.|
There are no specific qualifications for this office.
Per 607.020 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, the Department of Business and Industry Director appoints the Nevada Commissioner of Labor. The commissioner serves at the pleasure of the governor. His or her term expires at the end of the governor's term or if the governor vacates office.
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The cabor commissioner enforces certain Nevada Revised Statutes relating to persons required to earn their living in the private sector by their own endeavors and investigates complaints of non-payment of wages, state minimum wage, overtime and prevailing wage disputes.
The office also monitors youth employment standards, including work hours and safe, non-hazardous working conditions.
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- See also: Nevada state budget and finances
The Office of the Labor Commissioner's budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 was $1,428,869.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2013, the commissioner was paid an estimated $95,453.
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Carson City Office
675 Fairview Drive Suite 226
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Las Vegas Office:
555 E. Washington Avenue Suite 4100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
- Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner, "Homepage," accessed October 16, 2011
- The Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Shannon Chambers selected as Nevada labor commissioner," December 15, 2014
- Nevada Labor Commissioner, "Laws and Regulations" accessed February 1, 2013
- Nevada Revised Statutes, "NRS 607.020 Appointment of Labor Commissioner," accessed October 16, 2011
- Nevada Labor Commissioner, "About" accessed February 1, 2013
- Nevada Labor Commissioner, "FAQ" accessed February 1, 2013
- Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System, "2011 76th Regular Session Assembly Bill No.580," 8, accessed July 5, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 3, 2014
- Council of State Governments, Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries," accessed January 31, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," accessed October 16, 2011