This bill establishes a minimum hourly wage for minors that is 75% of the minimum hourly wage established for persons who are 18 years of age and older.

MTA Position: Supports

Status: OTP-A/OTP-A divided committee reports (7-6)

(The majority report does not create a minor wage but does include language that allows 14-15 year olds to work in bowling alleys and movie theaters and clarifies their ability to work in bakeries, hotels, and rooming houses. The DOL will study the effects of creating a minor wage and report back to the committee next year on its findings.)

(The minority report changes the amount in the bill that an employer may pay a person who is under 18 years of age to a minimum hourly wage that is 80% of the minimum hourly wage instead of 75% as proposed in the bill.)