Book 2 – Title 2 – Chapter 3

BOOK TWO – HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Title II – TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT OF SPECIAL WORKERS

Chapter III – HANDICAPPED WORKERS


Art. 78. Definition. Handicapped workers are those whose earning capacity is impaired by age or physical or mental deficiency or injury.


Art. 79. When employable. Handicapped workers may be employed when their employment is necessary to prevent curtailment of employment opportunities and when it does not create unfair competition in labor costs or impair or lower working standards.


Art. 80. Employment agreement. Any employer who employs handicapped workers shall enter into an employment agreement with them, which agreement shall include:

1. The names and addresses of the handicapped workers to be employed;

2. The rate to be paid the handicapped workers which shall not be less than seventy five (75%) percent of the applicable legal minimum wage;

3. The duration of employment period; and

4. The work to be performed by handicapped workers.

The employment agreement shall be subject to inspection by the Secretary of Labor or his duly authorized representative.


Art. 81. Eligibility for apprenticeship. Subject to the appropriate provisions of this Code, handicapped workers may be hired as apprentices or learners if their handicap is not such as to effectively impede the performance of job operations in the particular occupations for which they are hired.

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