Nevada Commissioner of Labor

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Nevada Commissioner of Labor
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
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
Current Officeholder

Thoran Towler.jpg
Name:  Thoran Towler
Assumed office:  November 7, 2011
Compensation:  $88,799
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The Nevada Commissioner of Labor is a state executive position in the Nevada state government.

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."[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Thoran Towler. He has served in the position since 2011.


The position and duties of Commissioner of Labor are established by Chapter 607 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.[2]

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 Director of the Department of Business and Industry appoints the 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.[3]


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.[4][5]

The office also monitors youth employment standards, including work hours and safe, non-hazardous working conditions.[4]


See also: Compensation of state executive officers


In 2012, the commissioner was paid an estimated $88,799. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.


In 2009, the Nevada Commissioner of Labor was paid an estimated $88,799 according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

Contact information


Carson City Office
675 Fairview Drive Suite 226
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Phone: 775-687-4850
Fax: 775-687-6409

Las Vegas Office:
555 E. Washington Avenue Suite 4100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 775-486-2650
Fax: 775-486-2660

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