This bill would partially undermine the wishes of Nebraska voters by allowing employers to pay a lower minimum wage to high school students. We are opposed to LB 599 because many young people are using their earnings to contribute to their family income or save for college. The bill also creates an incentive for teen parents to drop out of school because they could earn more if they were not pursuing an education.
Please consider contacting your state senator and ask him or her to respect the will of Nebraska voters and oppose LB 599. You can also see how your senator voted on General File by clicking here.