Saturday, March 14, 2020

Pelosi's "Wuhan Flu" Fix: Kill Small Business!!

Bet you didn't know this.

“(B) EMPLOYER THRESHOLD.—Section 101(4)(A)(i) shall be applied by substituting ‘1 or more employees’ for ‘50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year’....
That's the Ticker quoting Pelosi's "Wuhan Flu" fix.  Ticker, like our Wisconsin congressmen, understands small business.

Because Pelosi's bill will kill small business, not the Wuhan Flu.

EVERY employer is liable for emergency sick leave under the FMLA of 1993 (formerly only applied to employers of 50+ persons.)

And this applies to not only the employee but anyone who is a family member of same, so if one of your family members gets sick your employer is compelled to pay as if you were working so you can care for them.  Note that this imposition has been around since 1993 for firms with 50 or more employees -- this now extends down to the first employee.

In addition your job is protected even if the employer has fewer than 25 employees (which was not formerly true) unless "business conditions" make it impossible....
 Of course a Pelosi/Socialist bill can get worse!!  Glad you asked!!

...every employer is now liable for paid sick time accrual of no less than 56 hours of paid time per year. This will be massively regressive as these sorts of benefits wind up hammering lower-wage workers the hardest.  

What's even worse is that during a declared public health emergency (like now) the employer is required to provide 14 days of paid sick time per person, ratably for part time employees, without prior accrual.

The offset is that small businesses (under 50 employees) can apply for reimbursement of this additional benefit....

And that's not all!!

...No certification or other documentation may be required under this Act by an employer during any public health emergency....

Because every single employee is completely 100% honest about their situation at all times and under all circumstances.

Sensenbrenner, et al, deserve gratitude for their vote.  There is a chance that The Turtle will excise these (or modify them)--or that Trump will veto.

Keep those cards and letters coming, folks.

More here.  Smell the Pubbie Fear!!

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