The exceptions to the minimum wage
Sep 28, 2023

The exceptions to the minimum wage

The Labor Department is planning to review a policy allowing companies to pay workers with disabilities a subminimum wage. Plus, what would a government shutdown look like for federal employees?

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Labor Department to review subminimum wage policy for disabled workers

Sep 28, 2023
Federal regulations permit companies to apply for special certificates that allow them to hire disabled workers and pay them an average of less than $4 an hour.
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What it'll take to avoid climate catastrophe

There’s still a narrow window for the world to keep global temperatures from increasing by more than one-and-a-half degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels. But to do that, annual investments in clean energy will need to more than double in the coming years, according to a report out this week from the International Energy Agency.

What would a government shutdown look like for federal employees?

If the government shuts down this weekend, hundreds of thousands of federal workers spread across the country will have to go without pay — and some would still have to work. We hear the impact this would have on people’s livelihoods.

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Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC