Complete Labor Law Poster for $24.95
from, includes
State, Federal, & OSHA posting requirements


No announcement yet.

14 year old's first job

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 14 year old's first job

    We live in Delaware and my 14 year old daughter has accepted a job for the summer. It started with $7.50 p/hr w/ 25 hrs a week. It has since went to $50-$75 salary per week with her working 20 hrs. Is it legal for her to be paid such a salary?

  • #2
    14 year old's first job

    I doubt it. Delaware does provide for special student learner rates but those must be at least 85% of minimum wage. You can read about Delaware wage law at:
    Lillian Connell

    Forum Moderator


    • #3
      It's legal to pay her a salary as long as (1) it equates to her being paid at least minimum wage for the hours she works, and (2) she is paid time and a-half for all hours she works over 40 each week.

      Since it's impossible to imagine that a 14 year old child could work in a job that qualifies for exempt status, I only mentioned the pay requirements for non-exempt (hourly paid) employees.


      The forum is intended for informational use only and should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for legal advice. The information contained on are opinions and suggestions of members and is not a representation of the opinions of does not warrant or vouch for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any postings or the qualifications of any person responding. Please consult a legal expert or seek the services of an attorney in your area for more accuracy on your specific situation.