On July 16, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf introduced a hazard pay grant program to assist employers present further pay for workers engaged in life-sustaining occupations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This hazard pay is funded by $50 million from the CARES Act and is meant to acknowledge and reward frontline employees and to assist eligible employers retain workers.
Companies, healthcare non-profit organizations, public transportation companies, and authorized financial improvement organizations might apply for funding if they’re employers situated and working in Pennsylvania inside the following eligible industries: Healthcare and Social Help, Meals Manufacturing, Meals Retail Amenities, Transit and Floor Passenger Transportation, Janitorial Providers to Buildings and Dwellings, and Safety Providers. Particular examples of qualifying positions inside these eligible industries could be discovered right here.
Grant funds could also be used for direct, full-time and part-time workers incomes lower than $20/hour, excluding fringe advantages and additional time, for the 10-week interval from August 16, 2020 by way of October 24, 2020 as a $3/hour hazard pay improve to workers’ common pay charge. Every eligible worker might obtain as much as $1,200 in complete hazard pay.
Employers might apply for hazard pay for as much as 500 eligible workers per location. Grant funding is capped at $600,000 per location and $Three million complete per employer.
Employers can entry and file their software for hazard pay by way of Pennsylvania’s Keystone Login system. The deadline for grant functions is July 31, 2020.
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