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Transformation to Competitive Employment Act

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A bill to assist employers providing employment under special certificates issued under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to transform their business and program models, to support individuals with disabilities to transition to competitive integrated employment, to phase out the use of such special certificates, and for other purposes.

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01/29/2019Introduced in Senate

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01/29/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/29/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/29/2019)

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 eligible entities to assist them in transforming their business and program models to support individuals with disabilities 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 such individuals.

The bill prohibits the issuance of new special certificates that allow payment of subminimum wages to disabled individuals and phases out existing certificates over a six year period.

The bill directs the Office of Disability Employment of Labor to award grants to provide technical assistance to employers transitioning from special certificates to competitive integrated employment for disabled individuals.

Labor must contract with a nonprofit entity to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the transitioning requirements of this bill.