In what is considered to be one of the most important wage and hour cases ever decided by the Nevada Supreme Court, Sutton Hague Law Corporation has been retained to submit an amicus brief on behalf of the industry most impacted by the case – the restaurant industry. In the consolidated case commonly known as State of Nevada Office of the Labor Commissioner v. Hancock, the Nevada Supreme Court will be called upon to interpret key State Constitutional provisions relating to Nevada’s two-tier minimum wage system. The issues in dispute have been the subject of many wage and hour class action cases within the state. The Court will determine whether an employee must actually enroll in health benefits offered by an employer before the employer may pay the employee the lower-tier minimum wage. Also at issue is whether tips and gratuities received by the employee may be considered when determining whether the cost element of the offered insurance has been satisfied. SHLC has been retained by the Nevada Restaurant Association to prepare and submit the amicus brief to the Nevada Supreme Court on behalf of the industry.
By SHLC on November 19, 2015 in Legal Update