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Baseball Players Strike Out on Minimum Wage in Federal Spending Legislation

Among the many provisions of the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that Congress passed in March of 2018—buried on page 1,967—is an exemption for minor league baseball players from federal minimum wage protections. The Save America’s Pastime Act is likely to mean a certain loss for the players who had sued Major League Baseball (MLB) four years ago, claiming that it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime provisions.

What Is The "Youth Minimum Wage"?

We've had inquiries recently about whether the federal Fair Labor Standards Act allows employers to pay less than its $7.25-per-hour minimum wage to certain younger workers. While there is such an exception, it is limited in important ways.
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