California Ends Subminimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities.

October 5, 2021

Disability Scoop (10/5, Park) reports new regulations signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom last month will require workers with disabilities to be “paid at least the state’s minimum wage by 2025.” California is the 11th state to phase out subminimum wage, and the change will impact “an estimated 10,000 or more California workers.” However, the bill requires the State Council on Developmental Disabilities to “create a plan detailing how the state can help workers with disabilities get the services and support needed to get jobs that pay them at least minimum wage. If the plan isn’t released by Jan. 1, 2025, employers can continue to pay their workers subminimum wages.”

Last modified on 10/13/2021

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