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President-Elect Joe Biden Wants to End Subminimum Wage for People With Disabilities

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What happened: On Thursday, Bloomberg Law reported that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will seek to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour for all workers, including workers with disabilities.

Currently, due to Section 14(c) under the Fair Labor Standards Act, companies can apply to pay disabled workers less than the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The Frontlines: Disability activists and their allies have been fighting to end subminimum wage for people with disabilities for years.

Subminimum wages are only part of the discrimination that disabled people face in the workforce. In September 2020, the U.S.

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