|Posted:||February 19, 2021 11:07 AM|
|From:||Representative Joseph C. Hohenstein|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Co-sponsorship request: Emergency Sick Leave for Pennsylvania Workers|
My proposed legislation will guarantee that all employees will receive emergency paid sick leave during a public health emergency. Workers that had to use leave time to care for children due to school closures will also be ensured 100% of their pay. Family medical leave benefits will be extended to all employees as well. Finally, my bill will require employers to reinstate workers returning from leave.
Protecting the health and wellness of not just Pennsylvanians but all Americans is of utmost importance to ensure a healthy population. Financial support often goes hand in hand with this to make sure workers are not bankrupted for protecting their health due to self-quarantine.
We can do more to help our residents recover physically and financially from this pandemic. Please consider co-sponsoring this critical legislation for our friends, neighbors, and colleagues in Pennsylvania.
Introduced as HB657