Michigan Republicans’ effort to slash minimum wage for 18 and 19-year olds still alive and still wrong | Eclectablog

Back in June I reported on legislation –Senate Bill 250 which would cut the minimum wage for 18 and 19 year olds to 85% of the level for everyone else. In defending it, the sponsor, Margaret O’Brien, claimed that it was necessary because “Most of the employers I’ve talked to in my community do not have a youth training wage but they feel having a youth minimum wage will resolve their issues.” The fact is that Michigan DOEShave a youth minimum wage. It applies to young people under the age of 18. And, if you’re under 20, employers can pay you 85% of the minimum wage for the first 90 days of employment which is considered a training period.

Apparently they haven’t squeezed young workers enough so now they are trying to extend just a bit further to include 18 and 19-year olds, as well.

Source: Michigan Republicans’ effort to slash minimum wage for 18 and 19-year olds still alive and still wrong | Eclectablog

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