Texas governor signs bill requiring disabled workers be paid minimum wage

Texas governor signs bill requiring disabled workers be paid minimum wage

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law that would require contractors in the state to raise pay for workers with disabilities to at least the federal minimum wage. Under the bill, the state’s Purchasing from People with Disabilities program would be amended to mandate all contractors participating in the program increase their wages for workers with disabilities to minimum wage.

Simone
Simone
Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 7 months

"Senate Bill 22 prohibits the state and local governments from contracting with abortion providers for any services at all, and ends “sweetheart rent deals,” such as one arrangement a Planned Parenthood facility had with the city of Austin for one dollar per year." Good, no cash for child killers.

SûmFigöt
SûmFigöt 7 months

The bar has been raised for disabled people. It used to be that they could negotiate wages lower than market value, now they’re less competitive.

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