Independent contractors aren't subject to typical federal employee regulations such as minimum wage.
The independent contractor, however, should check with their resident state's policies (not the resident state of the company hiring them) to ensure that they meet the criteria to be technically considered an independent contractor as opposed to an employee.
Some states have specific regulations for different types of contractors.
Check-in with your legal counsel to be sure your independent contractor is just that. This handy guide helps you test whether you''ve set up your new worker in the correct classification.
Independent Contractor Defined - IRS.gov