South Dakota businesses that hire teenagers after Election Day may not have to pay them the state's current minimum wage due to a paused law that's going to November voters.
The law referred to the ballot would establish a youth minimum wage of $7.50 an hour for workers under 18.
Activists and the state Democratic Party say the law is discriminatory and an affront to voters who overwhelmingly in 2014 passed a hike to the minimum wage, which now sits at $8.55 an hour.
But supporters argue it would help young people get their first jobs.
Because activists sent the law to the voters, it didn't go into effect as intended in 2015.