Minimum Wage and the Handicapped Worker

While there’s no shortage of advocates for a higher minimum wage, many are unaware that the Fair Labor and Standards Act of 1938 allowed for employees with disabilities to be exempt from the federal standard. In doing so, the U.S. government implicitly acknowledged that minimum wage laws destroy jobs, especially those filled by low skilled, uneducated persons.

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Citations/Source Material:

Freiling, N. (2014, September 18). Even the Feds Admit Minimum Wages Cause Unemployment. Retrieved May 16, 2019, from https://mises.org/library/even-feds-admit-minimum-wages-cause-unemployment

Rothbard, M. N. (2013, February 15). Outlawing Jobs: The Minimum Wage. Retrieved May 16, 2019, from https://mises.org/library/outlawing-jobs-minimum-wage

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved May 16, 2019 from https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/statutes/FairLaborStandAct.pdf

Campbell, A. F. (2018, May 03). A loophole in federal law allows companies to pay disabled workers $1 an hour. Retrieved May 16, 2019, from https://www.vox.com/2018/5/3/17307098/workers-disabilities-minimum-wage-waiver-rock-river-valley-self-help

Neumark, D. & Wascher, W. L. (2007). Minimum Wages and Employment. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 3(1-2), 1-182. doi:: 10.1561/0700000015 Retrieved from http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~dneumark/min_wage_review.pdf

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