Limitations on Subminimum Wage


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Policies and Programs

~~“Any individual hired into subminimum wage employment after July 22, 2016, must receive CC&IR services once every six months the first year of employment and annually thereafter. All individuals employed at subminimum wage prior to July 22, 2016, require CC&IR services once by July 22, 2017, and annually thereafter. Employers should review any documents provided by the employee indicating that such counseling has been provided. The employer is required to verify the employee's completion of these services, and review and obtain any relevant documentation from the employee.

Under the WIOA amendments, employers are prohibited from compensating any individual with a disability who is 24 years of age or younger at subminimum wage, unless the individual has received documentation from GVRA upon completion of the following activities:

Pre-employment transition services or transition services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Applied for vocational rehabilitation services, and the individual was determined:

Ineligible for vocational rehabilitation services.
Eligible for vocational rehabilitation services, has an approved Individualized Plan for Employment, and the individual was unable to achieve an employment outcome in competitive integrated employment.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • 14(c)/Income Security
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