The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is hosting a national Listening Session on 14(c) sub-minimum wage employment of people with disabilities. 14(c) certificates are issued under federal law; people with disabilities are the only population currently allowed to be paid less than minimum wage. An estimated 6,321 Wisconsin workers with disabilities are paid subminimum wages. You can comment here.
The information gathered during this online dialogue will help ODEP to better understand the current landscape of employment of people with disabilities, as well as the opportunities and challenges experienced by those who have transitioned away from use of Section14 (c) certificates, and ideas for future policies.
- Read The Arc Wisconsin’s comments here.
- Read sample comments from The Arc of the United States here.
- Read The Arc’s position statement on employment here.
- Read the Survival Coalition’s comments here.
Input from people with disabilities, families, employment providers and employers is important. Share your perspective online here before Friday, June 21st.
If you or someone you know is not able to comment via this online platform, but would like to share ideas and comments, perspectives or experiences around Section 14(c), please contact ePolicyWorks@dol.gov or ODEP at 202-693-7880 for further assistance.