Making Cents: Sub-Minimum Wage for Adults with Disabilities Addressed During Cincinnati's 'State of Disability' Town Hall

For decades, people with disabilities have been paid less than minimum wage at “sheltered workshops.” Now advocates are coming for those programs in Ohio.

By Madeline Fening

On Sept. 26, advocates for people with developmental disabilities dropped a bombshell on Ohio lawmakers — without even trying. For more than 90 years, businesses have been able to use a formal exception to federal wage laws to pay people with disabilities less than minimum wage...

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