Bill Introduced to End Sub-Minimum Wage for the Disabled
Ending special wage certificates that allow employers to pay workers with disabilities less than minimum wage rates is the intent of H.R. 3086, recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Tim Bishop (D-NY) co-sponsored the bill, which has been referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
The bill would require the special wage certificates for private, for-profit entities to be revoked one year after date of enactment. The bill would revoke the special wage certificates for public or government entities two years after enactment, and three years after bill enactment for nonprofit entities.
For a copy of H.R. 3086 click here.
MSEC will follow the progress of this bill and keep you informed of its status.