USBLN® Issues Position Statement about Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities
WASHINGTON, DC (August 20, 2012) – Last month our nation celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.) The promise of the ADA is equal opportunity for all, including in employment. Today, the USBLN® released a Position Statement addressing the Subminimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities issue. Currently, Section 14(c) of the Fair Standards Act (FLSA) allows the Secretary of Labor to grant special exceptions to minimum wage requirements for employers of people with disabilities. The USBLN® believes that it is not necessary to include for-profit employers in this exemption. Moreover, many USBLN® member companies have successfully taken proactive measures to successfully hire qualified workers, previously working in sub-minimum wage jobs, for competitive employment. [DOC | PDF]
Disability:IN reveals new research that says millennials want disability inclusion
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USBLN – A Leading Nonprofit for Disability Inclusion – Rebrands to Disability:IN, Publishes Survey Data on Millennial Job Priorities
Survey shows millennial employees prioritize diversity and inclusion when selecting, remaining at jobs; yet only half believe their employer is committed to hiring, retaining people with disabilities.
126 Major Businesses Rated “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”
Fortune 1000 Corporations are recognized as a part of the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI) and honored as the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”.
5 Ways to Participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD
On May 17th, the USBLN will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). GAAD was established to create awareness and generate conversations about accessibility, specifically web accessibility, for people with disabilities.
USBLN Facilitates Over 8,000 New Hires with Disabilities Through Going for the Gold Program
Through the Going for the Gold (GFG) program, the USBLN is aiding 20 Fortune and Global 500 companies achieve the “gold standard” in hiring and fully including individuals with disabilities in their workforces.