Living on a Dime and Left Behind
For more than 70 years, employers holding special certificates issued by the Department of Labor have been allowed to pay less than minimum wage to workers with disabilities - in some cases as little as a penny per hour.
Also, most employers paying subminimum wage
keep employees segregated from the community in sheltered workshops.
In our newly released report, Living on a Dime and Left Behind: How a Depression-Era Labor Law Cheats Texas Workers with Disabilities, we highlight the details of these discriminatory practices in Texas and recommend solutions to end the injustice.