Perspectives of Section 14(C) of the FLSA

Section 14(C) of the Fair Labor Standards Act allows for individuals with recognized disabilities to legally receive wages below the Federal minimum wage. Does this exemption provide a needed function in today’s society? Is it fair? Is it ethical? How would elimination of this provision effect the lives of individuals with disabilities in the U.S.? Arguments from both sides will be presented. 1 ) Attendees will be able to define Section 14(C) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. 2) Attendees will be able to state the origins of Section 14(C). 3) Attendees will be able to describe the current process used to determine sub-minimum wages 4) Attendees will be able to evaluate one argument from each side of both repealing and maintaining the current law. 5) Attendees will be able to identify current legislation in Congress that may affect Section 14(C) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of the United States of America and be able to identify the Congressional members sponsoring the bill as it makes its way through the current Congressional session for this year.