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How can disability,language barrier and lack of education be addressed for anyone 2 benefit minimum wage law?
Weegy: A scathing advocacy group report released Tuesday is taking issue with sheltered workshops and the advocates, employers, [ lawmakers and others who encourage subminimum wage jobs for individuals with disabilities. The report from the National Disability Rights Network paints a glum picture of the jobs held by many Americans with disabilities that pay less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. In it, the authors charge that the segregated environments people with disabilities often work in are akin to institutions by “warehousing” people, limiting their opportunities and putting them in danger of abuse and neglect, all while providing financial gain for employers, some of whom earn six-figure salaries. “For decades we have worked to ensure federal laws guarantee the right of people with disabilities to live and work in their chosen communities,” said Curt Decker, executive director of the National Disability Rights Network, an umbrella group for the protection and advocacy organizations in each state, which produced the report. “Yet, our investigation found that many people with disabilities are still being segregated and financially exploited.” Under current law, the Department of Labor authorizes select employers to pay less than the minimum wage to workers with disabilities if the employee is determined to be less productive as a result of their disability. In such cases, individuals are paid a percentage of the hourly wage a typical employee would earn for performing the job. However, government oversight of employers to ensure that workers are paid appropriately is limited, the report found, leaving the door open for abuse given that many workers are not able to speak up for themselves. What’s more, while sheltered workshops are typically billed as providing job training, the report authors argue there’s little opportunity for people to transfer into competitive employment since the skills they’re taught frequently have little application ... (More)
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Find information on the availability of jobs within your paramedic field locally and globally?present your findings in a paragraph of 100 words.
Weegy: The availability of jobs in information technology sector is picking up. Companies are opening their budgets and hiring is taking place again. A couple of months ago I might receive a call about a position every other day. [ [ [ Now I am receiving several emails per day asking if I am available. There are more jobs in the IT industry than there are qualified applicants to fill them. If you are a qualified IT worker you should not have a problem find opportunities. Use online job boards. Setup profiles and search agents on different sites. Additionally you can setup profiles on the career pages of many companies. Take advantage of the career placement office at the local community college or university in your area. Locate user groups in your area that specialize in the type of work you are seeking. ] ] ] (More)
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How can government address lack of education so that everyone cn benefit from minimum wages
Weegy: Government policies to tackle this form of unemployment are invariably unpopular for workers, as their wage levels are threatened to the benefit of firms and businesses. [ [ However, it is largely appreciated that, for example, overly strong trade unions can utterly paralyse an economy (see Margeret Thatcher's time as Prime Minister in the UK). Policies to combat real wage unemployment include trade union reform (reducing their powers), increasing firms' ability to change wages and encouraging shorter term contracts and ensuring that the minimum wage level does not adversely impact the economy...Reducing barriers to free movement of labour between areas. Notably, the European Union (EU) has reduced the barriers to free movement of labour between countries by reducing border controls. However, language difficulties will remain... ] ] (More)
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