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Why Disabled Workers Can Get Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

By Andres O'Hara November 25, 2019 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 61 million adults, 1 in 4 people in this country, are living with a disability. There are many overt ways that public policy has not adequately addressed the needs of people with disabilities, but there are also policies that are less overt. Most Americans might not know that federal law allows certain employers to pay people with disabilities far less than the minimum wage, trapping them in poverty. Goodwill Industries, one of the largest employers of people with disabilities, has a track record of paying its employees with disabilities sub-minimum ...