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DOL/WHD RIN: 1235-AA14 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Employment of Workers With Disabilities Under Special Certificates 

For some time, WHD has been conducting a comprehensive review of the section 14(c) program. This review was designed to develop strategies to better protect workers in the program, to promote WHD’s vision of supporting competitive and integrated employment of individuals with disabilities, and to assist with efforts to make section 14(c) employment an option of last resort for workers where feasible. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) created a new section 511 of the Rehabilitation Act, which imposes certain conditions on the payment of subminimum wages by section 14(c) certificate holders. The current section 14(c) regulations are in need of updating. The regulations have not been updated since 1989 and lack comprehensive, detailed information regarding the issuance, renewal, and revocation of 14(c) certificates as well as WHD’s enforcement of the program.  The regulations will be updated as the Department considers the requirements of WIOA, and suggestions from workers with disabilities and their advocates

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 525   
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq.    29 U.S.C. 214    Pub. L. 113-128   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Amy DeBisschop
Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation and Interpretation
Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building, Room S-3502,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0406