Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act significantly limits placements at sheltered workshops and other work environments where people with disabilities earn less than minimum wage.

Under the new law, individuals with disabilities age 24 and younger will no longer be allowed to work for less than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour unless they first receive pre-employment transition services at school and try vocational rehabilitation services.

Read the document published by the Arc on WIOA: What it means for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD).