Many states issue “special wage certificates that allow employers to pay disabled workers according to productivity rather than hours worked.” Working under these rules, a disabled person can expect to make less than $4/hour. Some people think paying disabled people less is a good thing, as shown by this response when Maryland ended sub-minimum wages for disabled people:
@thinkprogress Now there is less incentive to hire workers with disabilities! Yay! Great job, team leftist!
— We’re an Idiocracy (@Melvin_Udall_) May 8, 2016
If a worker is less productive, should they be paid less? This is not an abstract question for me.
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