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Authors

Kate McIlvanie

Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This Comment discusses the little-known exception to the minimum wage within the Fair Labor Standards Act that allows individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be paid at a rate below the federal minimum wage rate. Starting with background information regarding the progression of labor laws, this Comment addresses the current paradigm of the sheltered workshop and the current protections for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the workforce. It will provide specific examples of exploitation that has occurred as a result of this practice, as well as an overview of opposing arguments in the controversy surrounding the sub-minimum wage. Additionally, this Comment will provide a look into how developments in this area are being addressed at the federal and state levels and why the allowance for a sub-minimum wage as applied to intellectually and developmentally disabled persons should be discontinued.

First Page

70

Last Page

99

Publication Date

11-1-2019

Department

College of Law

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

Included in

Law Commons

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