N.J. mulls training wage for young workers

TRENTON N.J. Officials of the New Jersey Restaurant Association said they are supporting a state bill that would entitle workers enrolled in on-the-job training programs to receive an hourly wage that is lower than the state's minimum wage of $7.15 per hour.

The legislation, introduced Nov. 13 and sponsored by Assemblymen David P. Rible and Jon M. Bramnick, would allow trainees between the ages of 15 and 21 to collect a wage equaling 85 percent of the minimum

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