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Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

Workers with Disabilities

Individuals whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by a physical or mental disability, including those related to age or injury, may be paid subminimum wages pursuant to a certificate issued by the Secretary of Labor. The subminimum wages are commensurate with wages paid to workers without disabilities. Employment at less than the minimum wage is authorized to prevent reduced opportunities for employment for workers with disabilities.

Employers interested in applying for a subminimum wage certificate for disabled workers should contact the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Midwest Region Office by mail at:

230 South Dearborn Street
Room 562A
Chicago, IL 60604

Or by phone at (312) 353-3809.

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