minimum wage exceptions
The Full-time Student Program is applicable to full-time students employed in retail or service
stores, agriculture, or colleges and universities. The employer who hires students can obtain a
certificate from the Department of Labor which allows the student to be paid not less than 85% of the
minimum wage. The certificate also limits the hours that the student may work to 8 hours in a day and
no more than 20 hours a week when school is in session and 40 hours when school is out, and requires
the employer to follow all child labor laws. Once students graduate or leave school for good, they must
be paid $7.25 per hour.