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    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?

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    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: http://www.delawareworks.com/industr...Info.shtml#ll1
    Lillian Connell

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      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.

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