With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.
Amid signs of continued improvement in the overall job market, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities dropped as well, government figures indicate.
A push to expand online services at the Social Security Administration is meeting resistance with some fearing the effort may minimize face-to-face help for people with disabilities.
With an eye toward increasing employment opportunities, a new effort is looking to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the tools to work for themselves.
Federal officials want existing job training programs to better serve people with disabilities and they’re putting up millions of dollars to make it happen.
The Obama administration is proposing new regulations that would sharply limit people with disabilities from entering employment situations where they earn less than minimum wage.
The launch of a new pilot program positions Microsoft as the latest corporate giant looking to tap the employment potential of those on the spectrum.
Even as the overall job situation continues to improve, an increasing number of Americans with disabilities are unemployed, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The leader of the United Nations is calling on businesses around the world to step up and do their part in employing people with autism.
Efforts to increase work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities are largely centering on changing attitudes among employers.
Three months after federal law established a new way for people with disabilities to save without jeopardizing their government benefits, the legislative hurdles are over in one state.
A federal program designed to aid people with disabilities doled out billions of dollars in improper payments last year alone, government investigators say.