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Subminimum Wage


Definition: There some other employees who can be paid at hourly rates below the minimum wage according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Young workers under 20, workers who earn tips, and some other categories of employees can be legally paid at rates below the hourly minimum wage according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

These subminimum wage employees include student-learners (vocational education students), and full-time students working in retail, service, agriculture, or higher education. Other employees who fall under this category include those whose mental or physical disability (due to age, injury, etc.) impairs their earning or productive ability.

Employment at less than the minimum wage helps to prevent loss of employment for these workers.

Subminimum wage employment necessitates a certificate issued by the Department ofLabor's Wage and Hour Division.

Minimum Wage Rates, Exceptions, and Compliance Information
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Also Known As: minimum wage, minimum wage requirements

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