Summary: H.R.873 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.873. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/30/2019)

Transformation to Competitive Employment Act

This bill addresses employment standards for individuals with disabilities.

The bill directs the Department of Labor to award grants to states and certain entities to assist them in transforming their business and program models to support individuals with disabilities (the state grant program) by

  • operating competitive integrated employment businesses,
  • assisting disabled individuals in finding and retaining work in such employment, and
  • providing integrated employment and integrated community participation and wraparound services for them.

The bill provides for a certificate holder grant program for certain entities who currently employ disabled individuals under special certificates and are in a state that did not receive a grant under the state grant program.

The bill requires individuals with disabilities who are newly employed under special certificates to receive wages at phased-in percentages of the minimum wage rate in effect for nondisabled employees.

No new special certificates shall be issued to employers who were not issued them previously and Labor's authority to issue such certificates shall expire six years after the final minimum wage rate increase for disabled employees takes affect.