2015 Senate Bill 250

Revise “training wage” for youth

Introduced in the Senate

April 14, 2015

Introduced by Sen. Margaret O’Brien (R-20)

To increase and index to inflation a “training” wage provided as an exception to the law that makes unlawful employment for less than a minimum wage determined by the government. The bill would also increase the age limit on this exception, from 17 and younger to 19 and younger. Under current law, during a young worker’s first 90 days on the job the mandated minimum wage is $4.25 per hour, which the bill would increase to $6.25 per hour. After 90 days the mandated minimum is 85 percent of the amount prescribed for adult workers.

Referred to the Committee on Commerce

June 30, 2015

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill pass.