H.R.1377 - Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] (Introduced 03/07/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/07/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1377 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/07/2017)
Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act of 2017
This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to: (1) prohibit the Department of Labor from issuing new special wage certificates for individuals whose earning or productive capacity is impaired by age, physical or mental deficiency, or injury, and (2) repeal the authority for issuing such certificates six years after the enactment of this bill, at which time any outstanding special wage certificates shall be revoked.
Labor shall not renew any special certificate previously provided to an employer unless the employer provides, on an annual basis: (1) individualized assessments of each employee paid subminimum wages under any such special certificate; (2) individualized assessments of each employee that identify how obstacles related to disability prevent each employee paid subminimum wages from transitioning into available job opportunities that pay at or above the minimum wage and the resources provided to each such employee in order to mitigate those disability-related obstacles; and (3) a transition plan for each such employee.