CPR Supports Bill Introduced to Promote Competitive Integrated Employment

January 29, 2019

The Transformation to Competitive Employment Bill was introduced in the House (H.R. 873) and Senate (S. 260) on January 29th, 2019.  If passed this bill  will phase out subminimum wage for individuals with disabilities and provide additional funding to expand competitive integrated employment.

This bill represents a thoughtful approach to ending the outdated and unfair payment of workers with disabilities who receive subminimum wages under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The bill not only phases out Section 14(c), but importantly includes funding to help states and providers transform business models to support individuals with disabilities to transition to competitive integrated employment and tracks outcomes over the six year phase out period.

CPR is proud to have worked with our partners to support the introduction of this bill.  Now, we need your help. Over the next few weeks congress will schedule a hearing for this bill and your representatives need to hear from you!

Visit our advocacy page or follow us on Facebook for updates and action guides. Your voice matters.  Help us end discriminatory employment laws and provide equal rights to fair employment to people with disabilities!

Learn More About the Bill

Fact Sheet

Section by Section Summary

Transformation to Competitive Employment Bill

Additional Resources

CPSD Transformation Act Summary

Employment Policy

Article about subminimum wage

CIE Coalition Letter of Support