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- FLSA Section 14(c) Advisor

How Often Work Measurements Should be Performed Under FLSA Section 14(c)

Work measurements that establish the standard for any job must be conducted prior to the employment of workers with disabilities at special minimum wages. As long as the job remains the same—using the same type, number and quality of supplies and equipment; using the same production methods and conditions; and using the same quality and quantity criteria, no new work measurements will be required. But, should any of these elements change, such as the number of sheets or thickness of the sheets handled in the processing of a mass mailing, a new work measurement would be required to establish a correct standard.

It is a good employer practice to periodically review and confirm all performance standards used as the basis to compute commensurate wages for workers with disabilities. Employers must also retain the records that both document and support the established standards.

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