Nebraska Minimum Wage laws & HR compliance analysis

Nebraska Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state’s minimum wage rate and tip credit laws at http://hr.blr.com/state-comparison-charts/Updated-Minimum-Wage-Chart . The law covers employers with four or more employees at any one time not counting seasonal employees who work no more than 20 weeks in any calendar year ( NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1202).
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Certain classes of employees are exempt from Nebraska's minimum wage provisions (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1202). These exemptions include:
• Individuals working for employers with fewer than four employees
• Individuals engaged in seasonal employment lasting not more than 20 weeks per year
• Babysitters in private homes
• Individuals working in agriculture
• Individuals with disabilities receiving public assistance and working in rehabilitation programs
• Veterans in special training programs
• Individuals working for federal, state, and local governments
• The employer's children and parents
• Superintendents, supervisors, and administrative, executive, and professional employees
An employer may pay a new employee who is younger than the age of 20 and is not a seasonal or migrant worker an hourly wage equal to 75 percent of the federal minimum wage for the first 90 days of employment. The rate can be extended for an additional 90-day period while the new employee is participating in on-the-job training that (1) requires technical, personal, or other skills necessary for his or her employment and (2) is approved by the commissioner of labor. A maximum of one-fourth of the total hours paid by the employer may be at the training wage rate.
An employer may not pay the training wage rate if the hours of any other employee are reduced or if any other employee is laid ...

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