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Disability Rights

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Employment for People with Disabilities: sub-minimum wage
[ 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]].[] The US Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division handles complaints about violations of the ADA.[]
==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).[] 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%).[]
The Fair Labor Standards Act '''allows employers to pay workers with disabilities less than federal minimum wage'''.[] This would end under the [ Democrats' proposed $15 minumum wage bill].[] 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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