H.R.6484 - Hazard Pay for the Frontlines During Health Emergencies Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 04/10/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/10/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6484 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/10/2020)
Hazard Pay for the Frontlines During Health Emergencies Act
This bill requires employers to pay specified health care workers 125% percent of such workers’ regular rate of pay during a federal public-health emergency.
Generally, health care workers who provide direct and essential services are eligible for such hazard pay. Workers not eligible for such pay include, among others, dentists, optometrists, physical therapists, and other therapists and related technicians.
Employers receive a payroll tax credit for up to 100% of the hazard wages paid each calendar quarter under this bill.