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Ensuring Fair Wages? Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

By David T. Hutt

Workers with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to exploitation by their employers. When these workers are employed pursuant to Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, however, they are entitled to protections with which many advocates may be unfamiliar. Recent events in Atalissa, Iowa, should prompt advocates for workers with disabilities to familiarize themselves with Section 14(c) and related state legislation.

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