As the Legislature builds the state budget for the next two years, MCD will create an overview of certain omnibus bills and how the proposals will affect Minnesotans with disabilities. This omnibus bill makes policy changes and fiscal appropriations for FY 2020 and 2021 for Jobs Appropriations, Family and Medical Benefits, Economic Development, Wage Theft, Labor and Industry, Commerce, Unemployment, Energy, and Broadband.
Public Forum held by the State Rehabilitation Council and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Meeting the employment service needs of individuals who are eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services but not receiving them because of the VR waiting list.
Executive Order Sets Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors; Includes People with Disabilities Employed under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act Last week, the President signed an Executive Order establishing a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour for federal contractors and subcontractors. The Executive Order covers service and construction contracts and subcontracts (products are Continue Reading Executive Order Sets Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has released its annual report on the employment of people with disabilities in the federal executive branch. By the end of FY 2012, total permanent federal employment for people with disabilities had increased from 203,694 in FY 2011 to 219,975, an increase from 10.97 to 11.89 percent. New hires Continue Reading Employment – New Report on Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
To help millions of people recognize what they can do to make a difference in the lives–and future careers–of young people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor’s and the US Business Leadership Network’s strategic partner, the Campaign for Disability Employment has released a new video public service announcement titled “Because.” The PSA features real people with disabilities who are pursuing and realizing their goals and passions as a result of the support they received from everyday people in their lives.
Today, President Barack Obama proclaimed October 2012 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Held each October, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?”