Romney proposes hazard pay plan for essential workers
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah has released a plan for giving COVID-19 pandemic. Romney is the first Senate Republican to formally propose a hazard pay plan, after Democrats introduced their own version last month.a temporary pay raise during the
Under Romney’s “Patriot Pay” plan, essential workers making less than $50,000 a year would receive a bonus of up to $12 an hour during May, June and July. Three-quarters of that raise would be paid by a refundable payroll tax credit from the federal government, and employers would cover the rest.
Workers making between $50,000 and $90,000 would receive smaller tax credits depending on their income, according to the proposal released by Romney’s office on Friday. Workers in hospitals, food distribution and health manufacturers are specifically mentioned in the proposal, which says Congress and the Department …continued .
[Source: CBS News]