The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 is a federal minimum wage bill that includes a phase out of subminimum wage for people with disabilities.
Currently people with disabilities are allowed to be paid less than minimum wage under Section 14c of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Companies can pay employees with disabilities as little as $1 an hour. CPR along with the disability community are fighting hard to change this discriminatory law.
You can read more about important employment policy issues for people with disabilities here.
Disability Coalition Letters of Support
Read More About the Bill
Raise the Wage Bill – the phase out of sub-minimum wage is in section six.