SCS/SB 10 - This act provides that any employer may pay any minor employee a rate of wage equal to 85% of the minimum wage rate required to be paid to an adult employee. "Minor employee" is defined as any employee who is less than 18 years of age.
The act additionally modifies the minimum wage rate required to be paid to tipped employees. Under current law, tipped employees must be paid no less than 50% of the minimum wage rate for all other employees. This act specifies that tipped employees shall receive no less than 50% of the wage rate paid to employees as of January 1, 2019, provided that their total compensation shall be no less than the wage rate paid to employees as of January 1, 2019, the difference being made up by the employer.