The Youth Minimum Wage, the sub-minimum wage for
employees under 20 years of age is $4.25 per hour (the
to the sub-minimum wage was on October 1, 1996). This
rate applies to the first 90 consecutive calendar days
of employment with an employer. Employers may not displace
any employee to hire someone at the youth minimum wage.
The Youth Subminimum Wage was established by the FLSA
(Fair Labor Standards Act, Section 6(g)). Unless prohibited
by state or local law, any employer covered by the FLSA
may employ a youth under the age of 20 for a minimum wage
of $4.25 for a 90 consecutive calendar days.