Specifically, the bill includes a six-year phase-out of subminimum wage certificates that are currently authorized under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Two grant programs are authorized to support states to help build capacity to provide competitive integrated employment. The bill also creates a technical assistance center to support all state entities to transform systems and to disseminate best practices and lessons learned on the transition from subminimum wage to competitive employment.
Please contact your Representatives and Senators to urge them to co-sponsor the bill. Thank you for supporting employment for people with autism.