There has been a lot of criticism of the current labor laws. Unfortunately they have not been very fair for persons living with disabilities. The argument is that they are not as productive as the rest of the workforce. While enough is yet to be done to change this, some states have recognized the same and are doing what is necessary (baby steps). This is the case with Wisconsin Labor Poster.
According to the labor law poster which has now been effective for three months, workers whose disabilities impair their performance at work may be employed under special minimum wages by companies with the appropriate license. Wisconsin minimum wage is allowed by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The company must have a certificate under section 14 (c) of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
A positive inclusion under the new Wisconsin minimum wage policy is that the rates must reflect the productivity of the person living with disability in comparison to the productivity of a worker who is not disabled for similar work and of the wage paid to experienced workers performing the same task. The benefit is that some persons living with disabilities can still perform better than most.
One other progressive inclusion in the Wisconsin Labor Poster is that the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) will be working with licensed companies to ensure that persons living with disabilities among their staff receive career counseling and referral services. This should allow them access competitive opportunities with better terms after every six months of their first year.