Fair wages

Feds direct states to strengthen home and community-based care

Monday, August 22, 2016The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services issued a bulletin August 3, urging states to continue reducing their reliance on institutions in their Medicaid long-term services and supports, LTSS. The bulletin provides a series of recommendations to state Medicaid programs.…

Judge rules against sheltered workshop’s subminimum wage practices

Friday, February 19, 2016In a potentially groundbreaking decision, an administrative law judge ruled February 2 that an Ohio nonprofit must pay backpay to three workers, whom it previously was paying $2.50 an hour under a program that allows it to pay subminimum

New Hampshire legislature passes bill ending subminimum wages

Thursday, April 30, 2015New Hampshire is set to become the first state to ban employers from paying people with disabilities below the minimum wage. “This legislation will make New Hampshire a leader in rejecting the misconceptions and low expectations that stigmatize workers…