Report: Public Employers Ignore Minimum Wage Law
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
August 3, 2006
LONDON, ENGLAND--Many charities and public entities in the United Kingdom are failing to follow the national minimum wage law when it comes to workers with learning disabilities, a working group has found.
In a brief story published Wednesday, the WorkPlace Law Network cited a report by the Low Pay Commission, which said it wanted to make sure volunteer organizations, local government authorities, universities, colleges, regional development groups, and health and regulatory agencies stop avoiding paying people what is required under the law.
The report noted that workers with learning disabilities, referred to in the U.S. as "intellectual disabilities", continue to be vulnerable to exploitation.
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 will require public sector employers -- including police and the central government -- to promote equality of workers with disabilities, the report noted.
Low Pay Commission