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14 yr old labor laws

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What is the name of your state? ala
Is it legal to hire a 14 yr old at one rate of pay, but when they quit, last check has a different rate? Started and was paid 5.75 an hr, last check hrs were 5.15..they claim she didnt give notice and they can do this legally. Ive searched ala labor laws and cant find anything regarding this. Please does anyone know?Thankyou, Dogwood


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Generally speaking, as long as the employee was notified that the rate of pay could be lowered under such circumstances (for example, if it were mentioned in the employee handbook or orientation meeting), yes, this is legal. Actually, there a few states in which prior notice is not specifically required by law, but it is accepted public policy. And, in many industries where there is a high proportion of lower-paid jobs that don't require much (if any) experience, and where turnover rate is high, this is not all that uncommon.

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