Tue, Feb 20|
GCDD *VIRTUAL TRAINING* Advancing Employment First and Ending Subminimum Wage Day
Join GCDD for their VIRTUAL TRAINING to prepare for the Advancing Employment First and Ending Subminimum Wage Advocacy Day!
Time & Location
Feb 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the Event
Background: Last year the disability community in Georgia identified an underlying issue around paying people with disabilities below minimum wage (subminimum wages). Currently, in Georgia employers can legally pay people with disabilities below minimum wage compared to their able-bodied counterparts. During our legislative advocacy days this past year, GCDD’s public policy team met with legislators to talk about the issue. This past summer, we kept the conversation going and identified one legislator who is willing to help end this unfair practice. We are in the final steps of getting the bill ready to present and this year we are advocating to fully end 14c Certificates in Georgia to make sure Georgians with disabilities are being paid a fair and livable wage.
Our ask: Talk with legislators and get this bill passed after it is introduced.