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In First, State To Ban Subminimum Wage

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.

Labor Department Finds Fewer With Disabilities Unemployed

Amid signs of continued improvement in the overall job market, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities dropped as well, government figures indicate.

Social Security Shift To Online Services Prompts Concern

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.

Program Looks To Turn People With Disabilities Into Entrepreneurs

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.

States Offered $15 Million To Spur Disability Employment

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.

Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops

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.

Microsoft Recruiting Employees With Autism

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.

Unemployment Rises Among Those With Disabilities

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.

UN Challenges Businesses To Hire More On The Spectrum

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.

Employers Learn To Embrace Disability Hiring

Efforts to increase work opportunities for people with developmental disabilities are largely centering on changing attitudes among employers.

ABLE Accounts Get Green Light In First State

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.

SSI Flagged For Billions In Improper Spending

A federal program designed to aid people with disabilities doled out billions of dollars in improper payments last year alone, government investigators say.

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