From Walmart to Starbucks, these 10 retail companies are changing their benefits policies amid the coronavirus pandemic
- Four out of 10 hourly workers don't have access to paid sick leave, according to the Department of Labor.
- But as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, retail workers are often forced to choose between risking their health and losing income or their jobs.
- As a result, a wave of retail companies have implemented changes to their employee benefit policies.
- From Walmart to Starbucks, here are 10 companies that have changed their employee benefit policies in response to the coronavirus.
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, many American retail workers face an impossible choice: go to work and risk their health and safety, or stay home and lose essential income, possibly even their jobs.
According to data from the Department of Labor, four in 10 hourly workers don't have access to paid sick leave. But employees who come into work sick jeopardize the health of coworkers and customers, as well as the reputation of the company.
The US doesn't require employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. But the threat of potential coronavirus outbreaks at stores has galvanized a wave of policy changes by retail companies.
Here are 10 consumer companies that have changed their employee benefits in response to the coronavirus pandemic:
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