T3.E1.02 Advanced Management Practice Part 2 of 4

With the implementation of the transition requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), recent transition provisions of the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and emerging research over the past two decades demonstrating that youth employment experiences lead to more successful adult outcomes, community-based assessment, career development and youth employment have become a central element of a youth’s transition preparation.  Central to implementing high quality and effective evidence-based transition practices in the area of employment is understanding the intersection of IDEA and WIOA with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The distance learning program will equip supported employment practitioners and managers to understand both general child labor rules for employing youth between the ages of 14-18, as well as specific Department of Labor Wage and Hour policy guidance pertaining to non-assertion of an employment relationship in regard to unpaid vocational assessment and unpaid community-based training for youth and adults with disabilities.  In addition, participants will gain an understanding of the Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP) as well as the Work Study Program (WSP).  These critical provisions have been enacted to ensure that when young people work, the work does not jeopardize their health, well-being, or educational opportunities.  Participants will be able to evaluate the degree to which their programs maintain high fidelity in regard to FLSA compliance, as well as measures they can take to improve current FLSA practices.


January 24, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM