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Employment for People with Disabilities: sub-minimum wage
[http://www.ada.gov The ADA] (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) is a federal civil rights law that is designed to keep disabled people from being discriminated against in [[Consumer Protections / Workers' Rights|jobs]], business, and public programs, including [[Educational Justice|education]].[https://www.ada.gov/ada_intro.htm] The US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division handles complaints about violations of the ADA.[https://www.ada.gov/filing_complaint.htm]
==Employment for Disabled People with Disabilities==
[[#Americans with Disabilities Act|The ADA]] forbids discrimination in [[Consumer Protections / Workers' Rights|employment]]. Even so, people with disabilities are much less likely than those without disabilities to have jobs (17.5% compared with 65% in 2015).[https://www.bls.gov/news.release/disabl.nr0.htm] Of people available for and looking for work, the unemployment rate of disabled people is more than twice that of non-disabled people (10.7% vs. 5.1%).[https://www.bls.gov/news.release/disabl.nr0.htm]
The Fair Labor Standards Act '''allows employers to pay workers with disabilities less than federal minimum wage'''.[https://www.dol.gov/whd/specialemployment/index.htm] This would end under the [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-introduce-15-minimum-wage-bill/article/2621316 Democrats' proposed $15 minumum wage bill].[http://prospect.org/article/below-minimum-no-more] More than 420,000 disabled workers are being paid below minimum wage under the 14(c) certificate program. Here is a map that shows of places where this happens.
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