Employment First Task Force Joint Guidance: Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“Section 511 of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), which took effect July 22, 2016, is intended to place limits on the payment of subminimum wage to individuals with disabilities, using special wage certificates under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Entities who hold these special wage certificates will be referred to as “certificate holders” throughout this guidance. The Employment First Taskforce agencies, including the Ohio Departments of Developmental Disabilities and Education and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, understand their systems play a role in providing supports and services that empower youth and adults with disabilities to choose and succeed in competitive, integrated employment.”

  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • 14(c)/Income Security
  • WIOA
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