Thirty years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities can be still legally be paid below the minimum wage. These workers with disabilities continue to face institutionalized discrimination – a national disgrace that has been codified by law under the ironically titled Fair labor Standards Act. So far only six states have ended or are in the process of phasing out subminimum wage for people with disabilities: New Hampshire, Maryland, Alaska, Texas, Oregon and Nevada.

We support the Biden’s administration’s current efforts to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities, but also urge individual states to follow the example of the states that have sought to address the injustice.

You can read a recent statement by our CEO Robert Stack on this issue here.

View more articles about how Community Options has supported policies to end Subminimum Wage.

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