Update to the Subminimum Wage Issue

Here is an interesting development concerning the sub-minimum wage issue (see my previous post). Six states enacted measures last year to raise the minimum wage. Two of the six – Ohio and Missouri – included exemptions for workers with disabilities from the minimum wage provisions. The other four – Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and Montana – [...]

By |2015-04-02T15:26:19-04:00February 12th, 2007|minimum wage, productivity, supported employment|2 Comments

Sub-Minimum Wages: A Disability Oxymoron

Arizona state legislators recently held a hearing to review the state's new minimum-wage law, which provides $6.75 an hour and does not exempt workers with disabilities from minimum wage. The hearing was packed, with advocates for both sides of the issue. In the US, certain workers, including those with disabilities, can be paid less than [...]

By |2017-05-18T15:43:18-04:00February 5th, 2007|minimum wage, productivity, supported employment|0 Comments

We Are Failing Students with Disabilities in Transition from School to Work

The future of changing disability segregation is with young people.One of the most serious concerns I have about the continued segregation of people with disabilities is based on the lack of progress we have made with young adults with severe disabilities leaving school. Far too many "transition plans" still simply recommend sheltered workshops or other [...]

By |2017-05-18T15:43:19-04:00February 1st, 2007|school to work, transition, youth|1 Comment
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