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NEWS & EVENTS
NOD Appluads Biden’s Executive Order Barring Subminimum Wages for Individuals with Disabilities on Federal Contracts
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) applauds the final rule announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor to ensure that workers with disabilities performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts cannot be paid subminimum wages. As our chairman, Gov. Tom Ridge, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, it is discriminatory that any individual, or group of individuals, be paid less than minimum wage, a practice which is still allowed by Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We are thrilled by this executive action, which ensures that individuals with disabilities can participate equally in the workforce.
In Return to Campuses, Students with Disabilities Fear They’re Being ‘Left Behind’
Many are having to press their universities for accommodations — or drop classes entirely Stephanie Lai | November 1st, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Jessica Chaikof, 29, and her service dog, Jigg, are seen on campus at American University in D.C. on Oct. 19. Chaikof, who has Usher syndrome, is a master’s student in sociology. […]
Is Your Business’s Online Job Search Process Accessible for People With Disabilities?
By Charles Catherine | Essential Accessibility Blog | October 28th, 2021 If you look around your neighborhood these days, chances are you will see a lot of “help wanted” signs dotting the business landscape. As we repeatedly hear, a labor shortage is gripping our nation and employers are struggling to find people wanting […]