Employment

Real Work For Real Pay

Too many people with disabilities remain unemployed or stuck in dead-end "jobs" that pay them less than the minimum wage. The Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Network are working to change these outcomes, providing advocates to people with disabilities who want real jobs. NDRN advocates for changes in laws to further the ability of people with disabilities to work in real jobs for fair pay.

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Raise the Wage

The Raise the Wage Act has been introduced in both the Senate and House.This critical bill would not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but would also phase out the harmful and discriminatory practice of paying individuals with disabilities a subminimum wage.

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  • Employment

    House Passes Increase to the Minimum Wage, Ends Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities

    July 18, 2019

    Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and phase out section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a provision that permits employers to pay some people with disabilities even less…

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    NDRN Joins Coalition to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment

    May 21, 2019

    On May 21, 2019, NDRN joined with over 20 national organizations to launch a coalition website, titled Coalition to Advance Competitive Integrated Employment.  The coalition garners the expertise of the national organizations to bring a focus to the importance of people with disabilities working alongside their peers without disabilities…

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    NDRN Supports the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act

    May 1, 2019

    The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (H.R. 873 / S. 260) is designed to strengthen and enhance the disability employment service delivery systems throughout the states while the subminimum wages that are currently allowed under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act are phased out over a six-year…

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