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Feds Recommend Phasing Out Subminimum Wage
November 6, 2012
Source: Disability Scoop
A key federal agency is calling for an end to a controversial government policy allowing some employers to pay workers with disabilities less than minimum wage. In a report that is expected to be sent to President Barack Obama, the National Council on Disability is recommending that a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act — section 14(c) — which allows companies to obtain government permission to pay so-called subminimum wage be eliminated over the course of six years.
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