Wednesday, June 21, 2017

City urged to end subminimum wage exemptions

The Seattle Commission for People with DisAbilities unanimously urged the city to uphold its commitment to equal rights and protections for people with disabilities and end the exemptions that allow employers to pay workers with disabilities subminimum wages.

The Arc of King County commented in support of the commission's position. Nationally, our position is that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities should have the supports necessary to:
  • Find and keep community jobs based on their preferences, interests, and strengths;
  • Work alongside people without disabilities
  • Receive comparable wages
  • Be free from workplace discrimination.