|November 4, 2008|
This program is for high school students at least 16 years old who are enrolled in vocational education (shop courses). The employer that hires the student can obtain a certificate from the Department of Labor which allows the student to be paid not less than 75% of the minimum wage, for as long as the student is enrolled in the vocational education program.
Employers interested in applying for a student learner certificate should contact the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Regional Office with jurisdiction over their state. The Regional Office addresses and telephone numbers are:
Northeast Region (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine,
Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico,
Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia)
Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)
Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio,
Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska)
Southwest Region (Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming)
Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada,
Oregon, and Washington)
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