About Us

Nevada's workers are critical to the economy and quality of life in our State, and the Labor Commissioner strives to ensure that all workers are treated fairly under the law.

The Labor Commissioner 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.

Labor Commissioner

Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler

Mr. Towler, an attorney, before being appointed Labor Commissioner, was a Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.  Prior to that, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Carson City District Attorney’s Office.  He has also worked as a litigation associate in the Employment Law Group for Jones Vargas and as a law clerk for the Fourth Judicial District Court in Elko. 

Mr. Towler received a B.S. in Technology from Walla Walla College and a J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Nevada.

Locations & Staff

With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, the Office of the Labor Commissioner is staffed by eight investigators and a support staff of nine. Both offices have staff members that are bilingual to help serve Spanish speaking claimants and employers.