FLSA and Min Wage

I work in a small non-profit in Mi. We hire quite a few Home Health Aides. We have been paying them 5.00 an hour, not 5.15, for orientation and training. Then they are paid 7.75 an hour. I was under the impression that training did not have to be paid at the minimum wage. Can anyone say definatively?


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  • I believe if you will go to the following site it explains clearly who does not have to be paid the minimum wage and that is for only 90 days.


    "The Act requires employers of covered employees who are not otherwise exempt to pay these employees a minimum wage of not less than $5.15 an hour as of September 1, 1997. Youths under 20 years of age may be paid a minimum wage of not less than $4.25 an hour during the first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment with an employer. Employers may not displace any employee to hire someone at the youth minimum wage."

    I hope this helps.

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