Rejected

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Teen Training Wage

Mr. Ross moved that the bill be amended by inserting after section _ the following new section:-

Section _. Section 1 of chapter 151 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following:—

Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, wages paid to workers under the age of 18 for their initial 400 hours worked or their initial 90 calendars days of employment, whichever first occurs, shall not be considered oppressive or unreasonable if said wage per hour is lower than the minimum wage by not more than 20 percent, 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. Provided further, however, that any wage lower than $8.00 per hour 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.