I blogged about my discussion to this question.
When I mentioned that I paid my almost-six-year-old daughter $2 for a job that took an hour I had a commenter say that I paid her "below minimum." (The commenter smells like a troll but it still has me a bit worried.)
I'm almost positive that this is a mis-application of minimum wage law because (a) it's not a business, it's normal family activities; (b) she's not my employee but my daughter; (c) I'm not her employer but her father.
Does anyone know the basis of why I shouldn't be compelled to pay my daughter minimum wage for work that's more or less normal family upkeep work?