Federal vs. State Laws of Employment of Minors


Alvin is 16 years old and lives in a state that prohibits minors under the age of 17 from performing any job that involves a cash transaction. He applies for work as a cashier at a local department store and is denied the job on the basis of his age. Alvin argues that since the FLSA is a federal statute and it does not prohibit 16-year-olds from working in a job that involves a cash transaction, the state age limitation is invalid.

Is Alvin correct? Explain.


Bennett-Alexander, D. D., & Hartman, L. P. (2009). Employment law for business (6th ed.).New York, NY: McGraw- Hill


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