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FOH Field Operations Handbook
arrowChapter 64 Employment of Workers with Disabilities at Special Minimum Wages under Section 14(c)
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Section 64d02: Certificates Involving Workers With Disabilities Employed as Homeworkers

  • If an employer is an organization or institution carrying out a recognized program of rehabilitation for workers with disabilities and holds a certificate authorizing the payment of SMWs under section 14(c), that employer is not required to obtain a certificate under Regulations 29 CFR 530 to employ these workers with disabilities as industrial homeworkers (see Regulations 29 CFR 525.15(a)).
  • Handbooks.
    1. Workers with disabilities who are employed by a "nonprofit" rehabilitation facility and working in or about a home, apartment, tenement, or room in a residential establishment" are not required to maintain homeworker handbooks (see Regulations 29 CFR Part 525.16(e)).
    2. Homeworker handbooks must be maintained for homeworkers employed by for-profit employers under a 14(c) certificate. These handbooks may be obtained through the Wage and Hour Division Office of Enforcement Policy, Child Labor and Special Employment Team, Room S3510, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210.
    3. Employers of industrial homeworkers receiving SMWs authorized by a certificate issued under section 14(c) may satisfy the posting requirements by providing the poster directly to the employees or, where appropriate, to the parents or guardians of the homeworkers with disabilities.
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