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HB 466 - Minimum wage exemption for family

HB 466 - Minimum wage exemption for family

Phil Haunschild
February 7, 2018

Bill description: HB 466 would exempt children under the age of 18 from the minimum wage if they are working for immediate family members.

Rating: +1

Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market? 

HB 466 would allow minors, 18 years old and younger, to work for immediate family members or their businesses without having to be paid Idaho’s minimum wage. This would make it easier for people to hire family members, and would likely have the additional benefit of reducing under-the-table arrangements, as family members could legally pay the actual value of the minor’s work if it is less than the minimum wage.


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