News from the GCVCC Business Legislative Committee
AB 650 OPPOSE. AB 650 would require specified health care providers to pay hazard pay retention bonuses in prescribed amounts on January 1, 2022, April 1, 2022, July 1, 2022, and October 1, 2022, to each covered health care worker that it employs.
The bill would mandate extra pay for some health care workers, while excluding millions of other essential workers. This arbitrary mandate is inequitable for both workers and health care providers. The measure would impose billions of dollars in unfunded new costs on health care providers, many already financially reeling from the pandemic, and would jeopardize access to care at the worst possible time.