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Gov. Northam to sign paid sick leave bill for home health workers

Governor Northam signed legislation to create the "Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back"...
Governor Northam signed legislation to create the "Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back" initiative during a ceremony at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.(Jack Mayer | Office of Governor Northam)
Published: Jun. 1, 2021 at 6:10 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Gov. Northam is set to sign a bill that will provide paid sick leave to home health workers.

The law covers home health providers working at least 20 hours per week or 90 hours per month.

Lawmakers approved the measure back in February.

The final bill was considered a redacted version of its introduced version, but sponsors of the bill call it a first step forward.

The original bill would have covered a wider range of workers considered to be “essential.”

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