[nfbmi-talk] Fw: FYI - Employment for People with Disabilities:An Inter-Agency Enforcement Effort between the Departmentof Justice and the Department of Labor

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Mon Feb 3 12:40:20 UTC 2014


You're welcome.

I wish we had similar actions on the Community Rehabilitation Programs here 
in Michigan particularly Peckham, JVS, and New Horizons ....

Joe
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> Thanks for the information Joe
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> Derek E Moore, M.Ed
> Grand Rapids, MI 49507
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> Subject: FYI - Employment for People with Disabilities: An Inter-Agency 
> Enforcement Effort between the Department of Justice and the Department of 
> Labor
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> The following information is forwarded to you by the Great Lakes ADA 
> Center (www.adagreatlakes.org) for your information:
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> Employment for People with Disabilities: An Inter-Agency Enforcement 
> Effort between the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor
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> Across the nation, people with disabilities are often excluded from the 
> middle class and from accessing real jobs in their communities. Instead, 
> they are often segregated in sheltered workshops where they work alongside 
> only other people with disabilities and earn far less than minimum wage. 
> The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, is working to 
> enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which ensures that 
> individuals with disabilities have access to the services and supports 
> they need to have the opportunity to work in real jobs in the community, 
> rather than just in segregated settings. In June 2013, DOJ entered into an 
> Interim Settlement Agreement with the State of Rhode Island and the City 
> of Providence, resolving the kinds of violations that result in Americans 
> with disabilities spending their days in segregated employment. Read the 
> story of Pedro, one such individual whose life has changed under the 
> Interim
> Settlement Agreement because of his new job.
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> In Rhode Island, DOJ worked collaboratively with the Wage and Hour 
> Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in a first-of-its-kind 
> enforcement effort between the agencies to achieve relief for adults and 
> youth with disabilities. Today, DOL announced that it has secured more 
> than $250,000 in back wages for student workers with disabilities who 
> spent their days in a school-based sheltered workshop in Providence, where 
> they were routinely paid less than $2 an hour, if at all, in violation of 
> the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Together, DOJ and DOL are working to 
> ensure that, under the ADA and FLSA, Americans with disabilities receive 
> the protections they are entitled to. Read the DOL press release.
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> Learn more about the Rhode Island interim settlement agreement. For more 
> general information about the Justice Department’s ADA Olmstead 
> enforcement efforts, visit the Civil Rights Division’s Olmstead: Community 
> Integration for Everyone website.   To find out more about the ADA, call 
> the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 
> 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access its ADA.gov website.
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