State Regulations for Nebraska

Date Revised: 01/10/2024

Governing Body:

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

License Required for Day Camps :
License Required for Resident Camps:
License Information:

Day Camps:

Most day camps may be exempt from child care center licensing but may still attain a voluntary license:

Child Care Licensing 


Resident Camps:

A permit is required for the operation of a recreation camp. Annual fee is $25

Title 178 - Envorinmental Health, Chapter 1 - Rules and Regulations Relating to Recreation Camps

State of Nebraska Revised Statute: Chapter 71, 71-3101 to 71- 3107

Criminal Background Checks Required:
Criminal Background Checks Information:

Nebraska State Patrol
Criminal Identification Division

P.O. Box 94907
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-4545

$12.50 per request, $15.50 online

Additional criminal history check resources

State Allows FBI Checks:
Driving Record Checks:

Availble through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Fee of $3.00

State Sex Offender Registry:

Nebraska Sex Offender Registry

Minimum Wage:

$12.00 per hour

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions:

Covers employers of 4 or more employees at any one time.

Exemptions: seasonal employees working not more than 20 weeks in a calendar year; executives, administrators, and professionals; federal, state, and local government employees; volunteers or non-employees for an educational, charitable, or religious organization

Subminimum Wage:

At least 75% of state minimum wage for student learners in bona fide vocational training.

New employees under age 20 and not seasonal or migrant workers: 75% of minimum wage for the first 90 days and for an additional 90 days if in on-the-job-training which requires technical, personal, or other skills necessary for employment and is approved by the Labor Commissioner. No more than 25% of total hours paid by employer can be at training wage.

Minimum Wage Source:

Nebraska Revised Statutes Chapter 48, Labor, 48-1201 to 48-1203.01

Overtime Pay Requirements:

No general provision. 1½ times regular rate after: 40-hour week for non-exempt state employees

Overtime Pay Exemptions:

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements:

No specified state-level meal/rest period requirements. Federal FLSA meal/rest period requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax:
Student Exemption Information:

Services performed by a student or spouse in the employ of a school, college, or university.