ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT/OUR WORKFORCE

By supporting Michigan’s small businesses, together we can help grow Michigan’s economy and create more jobs around the state. I was once a business owner myself and I know the large impact small businesses have on our economy, such as, how they help to decrease unemployment in our communities. Protecting workers rights is critical, making sure everyone is treated fairly and receives a livable wage is a human right.

In an effort to support Michigan’s small business owners and our workforce I have introduced the following bills:

  • House Bill number 5121: would remove the salary cap requirement placed on police and firefighter’s disability retirement pension benefits.
    • Presently, if a police officer is injured while on duty and retires, they are able to seek employment and still receive pension benefits from the disability retirement pension. However, if the employment they choose pays more than $30,000 a year, their pension benefits will be lessened based on how much more they are paid. My bill would remove that $30,000 cap and allow for these retired officers and firefighters to receive their full pensions regardless of how much money they make in any subsequent employment.
  • House Bill number 5124: would codify the meaning of “essential workers”.
    • Throughout Covid-19 we have redefined the meaning of “essential workers”, so the positions that were classified as essential during the pandemic would be officially classified as essential under state law.
  • House Bill 4776: would give small businesses tax credits for having to purchase and provide personal protection equipment to fight against COVID-19 and keep us all safe.
    • COVID-19 had a significant impact on everyone in this state, especially our small business owners and workers. Over the past year and a half, small business owners had to quickly adapt to new health regulations while making difficult decisions on staffing and business operations. These adaptions created an additional impact on our small businesses. In an effort to help the local business owners and ensure they are able to continue to provide services and employment to members of our community, this bill will provide some financial relief to those who sacrificed to keep us all safe while still providing services and resources to us all.

By supporting Michigan’s small businesses, together we can help grow Michigan’s economy and create more jobs around the state. I was once a business owner myself and I know the large impact small businesses have on our economy, such as, how they help to decrease unemployment in our communities. Protecting workers rights is critical, making sure everyone is treated fairly and receives a livable wage is a human right.

In an effort to support Michigan’s small business owners and our workforce I have introduced the following bills:

  • House Bill number 5121: would remove the salary cap requirement placed on police and firefighter’s disability retirement pension benefits.
    • Presently, if a police officer is injured while on duty and retires, they are able to seek employment and still receive pension benefits from the disability retirement pension. However, if the employment they choose pays more than $30,000 a year, their pension benefits will be lessened based on how much more they are paid. My bill would remove that $30,000 cap and allow for these retired officers and firefighters to receive their full pensions regardless of how much money they make in any subsequent employment.
  • House Bill number 5124: would codify the meaning of “essential workers”.
    • Throughout Covid-19 we have redefined the meaning of “essential workers”, so the positions that were classified as essential during the pandemic would be officially classified as essential under state law.
  • House Bill 4776: would give small businesses tax credits for having to purchase and provide personal protection equipment to fight against COVID-19 and keep us all safe.
    • COVID-19 had a significant impact on everyone in this state, especially our small business owners and workers. Over the past year and a half, small business owners had to quickly adapt to new health regulations while making difficult decisions on staffing and business operations. These adaptions created an additional impact on our small businesses. In an effort to help the local business owners and ensure they are able to continue to provide services and employment to members of our community, this bill will provide some financial relief to those who sacrificed to keep us all safe while still providing services and resources to us all.
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SHRI THANEDAR FOR STATE REP

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