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ESSENTIAL TOOLS —
Handbook for Implementing a Comprehensive Work-Based Learning Program According to the Fair Labor Standards Act
(Third Edition)


Appendix A

U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division Regional Contact Information


Northeast Region:
In Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia, contact:

Regional Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Employment Standards Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
Curtis Center
170 S. Independence Mall West, Room 850 West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 861-5800
FAX: (215) 861-5840


Southwest Region: In Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, contact:

Regional Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Employment Standards Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
525 S. Griffin St., Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75202-5007
(972) 850-2600
FAX: (972) 850-2601



Midwest Region: In Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin, contact:

Regional Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Employment Standards Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
230 S. Dearborn St., Room 530
Chicago, IL 60604-1591
(312) 596-7180
FAX: (312) 596-7205


Western Region: In Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, contact:

Regional Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Employment Standards Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
71 Stevenson St., Suite 930
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 848-6600
FAX: (415) 848-6655


Southeast Region: In Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, contact:

Regional Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Employment Standards Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
61 Forsyth St. SW, Room 7M40
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 893-4531
FAX: (404) 893-4524


Table of Contents

Introduction

Section I
The Goal of Productive Employment for All Youth
The Work-Based Learning (WBL) Approach to Productive Employment for Youth with Disabilities
Career Exploration
Career Assessment
Work-Related Training
Cooperative Work Experience

Requirements of the FLSA Related to WBL
The FLSA and WBL Career Exploration, Career Assessment, and Work-Related Training Components
The FLSA and WBL Cooperative Work Experience Component

Section II: Questions and Answers
Requirements for Participation
Documentation
Program Supervision
Instructional Programming
The Educational Relationship vs. the Employment Relationship

Section III: Case Studies: Examples of Work-Based Learning (WBL) Activities
Example 1: Career Exploration in Initial Transition Planning in a Rural Community
Example 2: Career Assessment Experience in a Cleaning Services Setting
Example 3: A Work-Related Training Experience in a Hotel Laundry Setting
Example 4: Cooperative Work Experience in a Restaurant Setting
Example 5: Career Exploration in Two Suburban Business Settings
Example 6: Career Assessment in a Large Business Setting
Example 7: Work-Related Training in Three Workplace Settings
Example 8: Cooperative Work Experience at Special Minimum Wages

Appendix A: U.S. Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division Regional Contacts

Appendix B: Organizations Providing Assistance in the Planning of Transition Services for Youth With Disabilities
Office of Special Education Programs Regional and Federal Resource Centers
State Transition Contacts

Appendix C: SSI Work Incentives Available to Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities
Earned Income Exclusion (EIE)
Student Earned Income Exclusion (SEIE)
Impairment-Related Work Expense (IRWE)
Plan for Achieving Self-Support (PESS)
Blind Work Expenses (BWE)
Property Essential to Self-Support (PESS)



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Citation: Johnson, D. R., Sword, C., & Habhegger, B. (2004). Essential tools: Handbook for implementing a comprehensive work-based learning program according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (3rd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition.

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This document was published by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET). NCSET is supported through a cooperative agreement #H326J000005 with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education Programs, and no official endorsement should be inferred. The University of Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition are equal opportunity employers and educators.