This State Just Banned Employers From Paying Sub-Minimum Wage to Those With Disabilities

By Sahid Fawaz

The sub-minimum wage in Alaska is history.

The Anchorage Daily News reports:

“Alaska has repealed a regulation that long allowed employers to pay workers with disabilities below the state’s minimum wage.

The change goes into effect Friday, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development said in a press release. The department proposed getting rid of the exemption last year . . .

The regulation had been in place in Alaska since 1978. At the federal level, the exemption from paying at least minimum wage to people with disabilities started in 1938 with the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Alaska joins New Hampshire and Maryland as the first states to get rid of sub-minimum wage for employees with disabilities, the labor department said.”

For the full article, visit the Anchorage Daily News.

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