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The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) / Section 14(c)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards generally affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, state, and local governments.

Section 14 (c) of the FLSA authorizes employers, after receiving a certificate from the Wage and Hour Division, to pay subminimum wages wages less than the Federal minimum wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed. The certificate also allows the payment of wages that are less than the applicable prevailing wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed on contracts subject to the McNamara-OHara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (PCA). Payment of wages under a Section 14(c) certificate may be subject to the requirements of Executive Order 13658, which establishes a minimum wage for work performed on or in connection with certain covered government contracts.

Poster Requirements

Notices. Each worker with a disability receiving a subminimum wage under FLSA Section 14(c), and, where appropriate, the parent or guardian of such worker, shall be informed orally and in writing by the employer of the terms of the certificate under which such worker is employed. In addition, employers of workers with disabilities receiving subminimum wages must display the Wage and Hour Division poster, Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wages (WH Publication 1284). This poster explains the conditions under which subminimum wages may be paid. The poster must be posted in a conspicuous place on the employer’s premises where employees and the parents and guardians of workers with disabilities can readily see it.

Additionally, each worker with a disability and, where appropriate, a parent or guardian of the worker, must be informed, orally and in writing, of the terms of the certificate under which the worker is employed. This requirement may be satisfied by making copies of the certificate available.

Posters.  Every employer of employees subject to the FLSA’s minimum wage provisions must post, and keep posted, a notice( explaining the Act in a conspicuous place in all of their establishments. Although there is no size requirement for the poster, employees must be able to readily read it. The FLSA poster is also available in Spanish(, Chinese(, Russian(, Thai,( Hmong,( Vietnamese(, and Korean(  There is no requirement to post the poster in languages other than English(

Certain industries have posters designed specifically for them.  Employers of Agricultural Employees (PDF)( and State & Local Government Employees (PDF)( can either post the general Fair Labor Standards Act poster( or their specific industry poster.  There are also posters for American Samoa (PDF)( and the Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands (PDF)(

As discussed above, under FLSA Section 14(c), employers of workers with disabilities who are paid subminimum wages are also required to post the “Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wages” poster


DOL Contacts

Wage and Hour Division(
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Tel: 1-866-4-US-WAGE (1-866-487-9243)*
*If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

For questions on other DOL laws, please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.