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Short Titles as Introduced

Essential Pay for Essential Workers Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require employers to pay essential pay to health care employees during public health emergencies, and to provide a tax credit for the cost of such pay.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
06/04/2020Introduced in House

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06/04/2020Referred 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2020Referred 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means06/04/2020 Referred to
House Education and Labor06/04/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/04/2020)

Essential Pay for Essential Workers Act

This bill requires employers to pay essential health care employees a premium amount in addition to their regular rate of pay during an emergency period. It also allows employers a payroll tax credit for the payment of such enhanced wages to essential employees.