If you have a disability, your employer does NOT have to pay you minimum wage.
Honestly, I never even heard of this before today. A friend on FB posted an article about Goodwill reducing their disabled workers pay below minimum wage. The article had a link to the federal law which allows this practice. I am repulsed by the thought of any company taking advantage of the disabled in this way.
This fact sheet provides general information concerning the application of section 14(c) of the Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA).
Section 14(c) of the FLSA authorizes employers, after receiving a certificate from the Wage and Hour
Division, to pay special minimum wages- wages less than the Federal minimum wage - to workers who have
disabilities for the work being performed. The certificate also allows the payment of wages that are less than the
prevailing wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed on contracts subject to the
McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) and the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (PCA). "