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Democrats, Republicans Urge End to Minimum Wage

Fri,07/29/2016 - 01:19pm

With all eyes on the race for the White House, both political parties are calling for big change to rules on employing people with disabilities. The platforms approved this month at the Democratic and Republican Party conventions are both urging a move toward competitive employment. Currently, under a federal law dating back to the 1930s, employers are able to get special permission from the U.S. Department of Labor to pay people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.