Nevada cab drivers entitled to minimum wage

Taxicab drivers stated a viable claim for minimum wages under the under the Minimum Wage Amendment to the Nevada Constitution, ruled the Nevada Supreme Court in an unpublished decision. Relying on its decision in Thomas v. Nevada Yellow Cab Corp., the state high court determined that Minimum Wage Amendment implicitly repealed NRS 608.250(2)(e)’s exception for taxicab drivers. In its July 2014 decision in Thomas, the Nevada high court found that a voter-approved minimum wage amendment to the Nevada Constitution impliedly repealed the state’s statutory minimum wage scheme, which excluded cab drivers and other specific workers from its protections. (Gilmore v. Desert Cab, Inc., April 16, 2015, Saitta, N, Case No. 62905.)

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