Here’s How Some Of Your Favorite Companies Are Treating Their Employees In Response To The Coronavirus Outbreak
As the world’s largest private employer, a New York Times report estimates that at least 347,000 employee’s are without paid sick leave. However, after the employer confirmed that one of their Kentucky employees contacted the virus, they have made some adjustments as follows:
- Stores will open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m, but stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours, according to a corporate announcement.
- Walmart extended paid sick leave to all employees in February 2019, but only 73 percent of the Walmart workers surveyed since then said that they could take paid sick days, according to The New York Times.
- Walmart is encouraging any employee who does not feel well to stay home and has mandated they will waive their current attendance policy through the end of April.
- Any employee who contracts COVID-19 will receive up to two weeks of pay. “If they’re not able to return to work after that time, additional pay replacement may be provided for up to 26 weeks for both full-time and part-time hourly associates,” according to a corporate announcement.
- Stores will open one hour before standard hours from March 24 through April 28, for senior citizens.