The Autism Society Responds to Rock Center Story On Sub Minimum Wages
June 24, 2013
By Autism Society
Last Friday, NBC's show, Rock Center had a story about the payment of sub-minimum wages to individuals with developmental disabilities. Wages below the current minimum wage are allowed to be paid to individuals with disabilities by current federal law.
The Autism Society believes that Congress needs to review the current legislation allowing sub-minimum wages to assure that there are not exceptions made for hiring employees with developmental disabilities. While some organizations might justify payment of sub-minimum wages as the only way an individual can obtain employment and/or is acceptable to be paid during training, this sort of approach to providing people with developmental disabilities long term employment must be changed.
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