|Posted:||February 12, 2021 02:12 PM|
|From:||Representative Joshua D. Kail|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Vulnerable Workers Protection Act|
|I am preparing to reintroduce legislation to amend the Unemployment Compensation Law to provide more clarity for claimants and employers about what constitutes good cause to refuse work or compelling cause to quit work – while remaining eligible for UC benefits.
My legislation would provide temporary provisions related to COVID-19 to ensure that:
My legislation will also clarify that general concern about the spread of COVID-19 will not be good cause to quit or refuse work. Likewise, it will ensure that claimants who quit or refuse work without any attempts to communicate with the employer (about a medical condition or a workplace safety issue), or who fail to provide appropriate documentation of a medical condition or safety issue, will not be eligible if they quit or refuse work.
This bill is intended to protect those workers who truly have good cause to quit or refuse work, and I hope you will join me as a cosponsor.
Introduced as HB596