SD Adds Youth Minimum Wage

South Dakota Governor Daugaard has signed into law S.B. 177 which allows employers to pay employees under the age of 18 a reduced minimum wage of $7.50.  This amount is not subject to the annual minimum wage adjustment.  The new law takes effect on July 1.  It also prohibits employers from displacing any employee, including a partial displacement through a reduction in hours, wages or employment benefits, in order to hire an employee at the reduced youth rate.

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