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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Employment of Workers with Disabilities

Overview

Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act authorizes employers, after receiving a certificate from the Wage and Hour Division, to pay special minimum wages - wages less than the Federal minimum wage - to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed.

Fact Sheets

  • Fact Sheet #39 (PDF) — The Employment of Workers with Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages
  • Fact Sheet #39A (PDF) — How to Obtain a Certificate Authorizing the Payment of Special Minimum Wages to Workers with Disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Fact Sheet #39B (PDF) — Prevailing Wages and Commensurate Wages under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Fact Sheet #39C (PDF) — Hours Worked and the Payment of Special Minimum Wages to Workers with Disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Fact Sheet #39D (PDF) — Incorporating Personal Time, Fatigue and Delay (PF&D) Allowances When Determining Piece Rates to be Paid Workers with Disabilities Receiving Special Minimum Wages under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Fact Sheet #39E (PDF) — Determining Hourly Commensurate Wages to be Paid Workers with Disabilities under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Fact Sheet #39F (PDF) — The Payment of Special Minimum Wages to Workers with Disabilities Who Are Employed on Federal Service Contracts Subject to the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act

Free Seminars

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Posters

Forms

Certificate Holders

Interpretive Guidance

  • Field Operations Handbook
    • Chapter 64 — Employment of Workers with Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages under Section 14(c)

Applicable Laws and Regulations