RECYCLING WORK

AT THE LOADING DOCK in the recycling area at Ray County’s sheltered workshop, Ideal Industries Inc., Richmond, Phillip McGill does his job, which includes collecting paper-based items for compacting.

RICHMOND – A pending change in federal law and the potential to change state law could require businesses to pay minimum wage to workshop employees.

The potential changes emerged as a deep concern at a meeting of elected and agency officials at Ray County’s sheltered workshop, Ideal Industries Inc.

Following a facilities tour, a discussion Oct. 9 helped make Rep. Peggy McGaugh and Kyle Wilkens, from U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II’s office, aware of how a law that sounds fair socially could have a disastrous effect on workshops.

READ HOW A NEW LAW COULD AFFECT IDEAL INDUSTRIES IN RICHMOND IN THE FRIDAY RICHMOND NEWS

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