Encouraging Youth Employment

Mr. Timilty moved that the bill be amended by adding the following section:-

SECTION X. Sections 1 through 5, inclusive, shall not apply to wages paid to a worker under the age of twenty one who is employed for no more than five months in a calendar year. A wage of less than $8.00 an hour for such a worker, in any occupation, as defined chapter 151 of the general laws, shall conclusively be presumed to be oppressive and unreasonable, unless the commissioner has expressly approved or shall expressly approve the establishment and payment of a lesser wage under the provisions of sections seven and nine of said chapter 151.