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There is no law that states that all employees that are hired have to be paid the same amount. The labor laws just require that the person receive at least minimum wage, unless there is an exemption, and that they be paid overtime for any time over 40 hours at 1.5 times their hourly rate..
However, if you feel that you were discriminated against due to your age, then you could potentially have an age discrimination claim, which is actionable. In order to pursue this, you would have to contact the local EEOC office and file a claim of age discrimination.
They will initiate an investigation at no cost to you and if they find grounds that you have been illegally discriminated against, they will issue a "right to sue" letter that you can then take to a labor or employment law attorney to pursue further with litigation if the employer is unwilling to resolve this with you.