Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act Language Published

Last week, we reported that Congressman Gregg Harper (R-MS) introduced H.R. 188, Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2015 on January 7, 2015. Since then, the bill text was published as the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act. The bill would phase out the issuance of special wage certificates [14(c)] under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, allowing individuals with disabilities to be employed at subminimum wage rates. The proposal would discontinue the issuance of such certificates upon enactment; transitioning entities holding such certificates within three years; and repealing the relevant section of the Fair Labor Standards Act. An identical bill was introduced in 2013 under a different name, though it did not advance in the House of Representatives. It was referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

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