HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — The American Rescue Plan Act allows governments that provided essential services during the pandemic to provide premium pay to workers.
In the Washington County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, a motion was moved to extend premium pay to retirees. Those who retired after March 7, 2020 and worked on-site during the approved period of March 7, 2020, and March 5, 2021, may be eligible.
The purpose of the premium pay is to compensate those employees who faced heightened exposure and risk of Covid-19 by leaving their residence to perform their job duties.
See the graph below:
|Work Performed||Average Equivalent hours||% of Pay||Amount of $5,500|
|100% on-site work||40 hours per week||100%||$5,500|
|75%-99.99% on-site work||30-39.99 hours per week||75%||$4,125|
|50%-74.99% on-site work||20-29.99 hours per week||50%||$2,750|
|25%-49.99% on-site work||10-19.99 hours per week||25%||$1,375|
|10%-24.99% on-site work||4.0-9.99 hours per week||10%||$550|
|0%-9.99% on-site work||0-3.99 hours per week||0%||$0|