The Protecting America's First Responders Act of 2021 would expand eligibility for benefits and address delays in processing claims
Under the bill, first responders no longer need to prove their stress was unusual compared to their coworkers' to receive compensation
The new law allows public safety workers who reach 20 years of service within the next two years to retire with a pension, regardless of their age
The bill further protects female firefighters by adding breast cancer and ovarian cancer to the list of qualifying diseases
Currently, the state only provides coverage for PTSD if there is a corresponding physical injury
Decatur officials said approximately 40-45% of the city's first responders and public works employees have been vaccinated so far
The bill would apply to the spouses and children of police officers, corrections officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty after Jan 1. 2010
The bill would provide disability payments and copay reimbursements for first responders with PTSD
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In addition to one-time payments upon diagnosis, firefighters will also receive $12,000 per year for medical expenses
First responders will be presumed to have contracted COVID-19 on-duty if there is an outbreak at their workplace
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The legislation would make first responders who become disabled or die from COVID-19 eligible for compensation under the Public Safety Officer Benefit program
The bill guarantees that people in high-risk jobs who contract COVID-19 will be eligible for workers' compensation without having to prove the infection was a direct result of their jobs
The new state rule creates the assumption that first responders diagnosed with or quarantined for the disease were exposed while on duty
The three-year grant will fund an on-site psychologist to support officers after critical incidents, as well as with day-to-day needs
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Governor Chris Christie proposes $250M in cuts to state employee healthcare, including teachers, to pay public worker pensions.
Measure blocks Arizona cities and towns from regulating worker benefits like bonuses, retirement plans, sick time, severance pay and more.
New policy will provide national benchmark of six weeks at 100 percent salary for maternity, paternity, adoption, or foster care leave – or up to 12 weeks fully paid when combined with existing leave
The bill encourages employers to use a federal tax benefit which allows businesses to offer its workers $130 a month as pre-tax income for transportation
Jersey City will expand the health care it offers city employees to include coverage for transgender medical care and related procedures
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