Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act Reintroduced

Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) introduced H.R. 3086, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2011. The bill seeks to immediately end issuance of new special wage certificates for workers with disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and to phase out existing certificates over a 3 year period. Similar legislation was introduced in the 112th Congress by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Rep. Timothy Bishop (D-NY), but did not advance. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, which has scheduled no action on the bill. There is no companion bill in the Senate.