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Hospital/Residential Care Center Certificates Issued Under FLSA Section 14(c)

Hospitals/residential care facilities may be issued certificates authorizing the payment of special minimum wages (SMWs) to patient workers.

If the facility also operates a work center, however, it must apply for a separate certificate for the work center. If the hospital or residential care facility places patients in jobs at business establishments in the community, it must either obtain a work center certificate or ensure that the business establishments have their own certificate if those workers are to receive SMWs.

Hospital/residential care certificates remain in effect for two years.

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FLSA Section 14(c) Advisor | Wage and Hour Division