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§ 360. Oklahoma Employment First Act

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 40. Labor

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 40. Labor
Chapter 9-a. Employment First Act
40 Okl.St.Ann. § 360
§ 360. Oklahoma Employment First Act
A. This act1 shall be known and may be cited as the “Oklahoma Employment First Act”.
B. All state agencies shall coordinate efforts and shall collaborate within and among such agencies to ensure that state programs, policies, procedures and funding support competitive integrated employment of individuals with disabilities. All state agencies shall, whenever feasible, share data and information across systems in order to track progress toward full implementation of this act.
C. State agencies are authorized to adopt rules to implement this act.
D. As used in this act:
1. “Competitive employment” means work in the competitive labor market, or self-employment, that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis in an integrated setting with the opportunity for advancement and for which a person with a disability is compensated at or above the minimum wage but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by persons without disabilities;
2. “Disability” means, with respect to an individual:
a. a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual,
b. a record of such an impairment, or
c. being regarded as having such an impairment as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,2 as amended;
3. “Integrated setting” means, with respect to an employment outcome, a setting typically found in the community in which applicants or eligible individuals interact with persons without disabilities, other than those who are providing services to those applicants or eligible individuals, to the same extent that individuals without disabilities in comparable positions interact with other persons; and
4. “Working age” means sixteen (16) years of age or older in accordance with Section 71 of Title 40 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Credits

Laws 2015, c. 76, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2015.

Footnotes

Title 40, § 360.
42 U.S.C.A. § 12101 et seq.
40 Okl. St. Ann. § 360, OK ST T. 40 § 360
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session and First and Second Extraordinary Sessions of the 58th Legislature (2022).
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