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FOH Field Operations Handbook
arrowChapter 64 Employment of Workers with Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages under Section 14(c)
arrowSection 64c Employment Relationship

Section 64c00: General

The relationship between individuals with disabilities and the facilities which serve their needs often includes general vocational training and training in general life-skills, neither of which constitute hours worked. The time spent in these activities varies as the needs of each individual differ. Thus the INV may observe the individual with a disability performing many different activities, including some that would not constitute hours worked and therefore are not compensable. Since both work and nonwork activities may occur during the same day, the INV must consider the nature of each activity carefully in order to determine when the individual is performing as an employee (see FOH 64e01 for more information on hours worked).

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