Vision for the future of work and workplaces; the landscape over the next five to ten years

Disabled Workers Deserve Equal Pay Now & the Eradication of 14C

14c certificates are a poor excuse for supporting the development of real work opportunities for disabled workers. As a sibling of a person with Intellectual Disability and advocate, I have seen firsthand how disabled workers are shortchanged by providers with 14c certificates. It is time for a complete phase-out of the use of 14(c) certificates and sub-minimum wage for ALL people with disabilities. Why is it that people with disabilities are the only population that can be paid less than minimum wage and it's seen as acceptable? Disabled workers will never have equal rights or be considered for competitive, integrated employment when the federal government doesn't amend an archaic law from 1938 that completely devalues disabled workers.

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