Unemployment compensation; benefits, suitable work, benefits charges. (HB2037)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Unemployment compensation; benefits; suitable work; benefits charges. Provides that, under specific conditions related to the COVID-19 virus, work will not be deemed suitable and benefits will not be denied to any otherwise eligible individual for refusing to accept new work if the individual (i) has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and is seeking a medical diagnosis, (ii) is providing care for a family member or a member of the individual's household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or (iii) has a reasonable belief that his workplace is not in compliance with the Department of Labor and Industry's standards for the prevention of COVID-19. The bill provides, that for individuals who refuse to accept an offer of work based on such conditions, no benefits charges will be deemed to be the responsibility of the previous employer, unless the individual has refused an offer to return to work to his previous employer because the individual has a reasonable belief that the workplace is not in compliance with the Department of Labor and Industry's standards for the prevention of COVID-19. The provisions of the bill expire 30 days after the expiration or revocation of all states of emergency declared by the Governor related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Bill »

Status

01/14/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Labor and Commerce Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100605D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1

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