Must employers pay minors or young workers the same minimum wage?Return to FAQ Videos
Yes, minors and younger workers are protected under both state and federal law. Under federal law, the minimum working age is 14. There are limits as to the number of hours a minor can work and that’s true for anyone under the age of 16. How many hours they can work per week depends on 2 things, their age and whether or not school is in session or if it’s summer session or a break. There’s also obligations to pay over time for minors and adults alike. That law is the same for everybody.