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What are the wage laws for minors?

If you have a child who will soon be working in the state of California, then you might want to become more familiar with the laws that guide the employment of minors. One area that is often overlooked is the wages. According to the Department of Industrial Relations, there are specific laws about wages for minors under the employment laws of the state.

What is the prevailing wage law?

Like everyone in San Diego, you are likely familiar with the concept of a minimum wage. Such a standard (currently $7.25 nationally) ensures that laborers are paid a base amount. Yet minimum wage is meant to apply primarily to entry-level positions. However, in industries that work contractually (say, construction) what is to stop employers from lowering their employees' wages to that amount in an effort to spend less on labor to win contract bids? The answer to that question is simple: the prevailing wage law. 

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