Under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938,authorizes employers, after receiving a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), to pay special minimum wages—wages less than the federal minimum wage—to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed.
Under FLSA Section 14(c), a worker who has a disability for the job being performed is one whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by a physical or mental disability, including those relating to age or injury. Disabilities that may affect productive capacity include blindness, mental illness, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, alcoholism, and drug addiction.
420,000 Disabled Americans are paid sub-minimum wage as little as 20 cents and even 3 cents per hour!
We need your help to put a stop to this inequality! You may not be disabled yourself or even know of someone who is disabled but certain disabilities such as blindness could affect YOU later down the line!
Thanks for standing up for equality!