H.R.873: Transformation to Competitive Employment Act
The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act would strengthen and enhance the disability employment service delivery systems throughout the states while the sub-minimum wages that are currently allowed under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act are phased out over a six-year period. Overall, it provides service providers, disabled workers, and other agencies with the proper resources to create competitive integrated employment in every state.
The bill would:
• Create a state grant program
• Create a grant program for current 14(c) certificate holders while freezing issuance of any new 14(c) certificates
• Establish a technical assistance (TA) center, funded by the Department of Labor, to disseminate information about best practices
• Require States and 14(c) certificate holders to report on grants, service delivery and support, wage information, changes in employment, and the like.
S. 260 is the Senate companion bill.View Full Overview