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More Disabled Workers Paid Just Pennies an Hour

Some employees at Goodwill stores around the country are being paid well below minimum wage — as little as 22 cents per hour, according to a report this summer from NBC. Those most likely to earn such small amounts are those with disabilities.

As host Brian Williams and correspondent Harry Smith explain in this video for NBC Rock Center, there are legal loopholes that allow for such practices. Smith talks with employees and company representatives to help better understand the issue.