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Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and CVS turned record profits but didn’t pay employees much extra for working during the pandemic, a new report finds

A new report by The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organisation, compared high profits at some of the nation’s top retailers to the wages frontline workers took home in COVID-19 hazard bonuses. A hazard bonus is additional compensation workers receive for performing hazardous duty or work involving physical hardship, […]
Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and CVS turned record profits but didn’t pay employees much extra for working during the pandemic, a new report finds
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The Trump administration issued a new rule that blocks guaranteed paid sick leave for 75% of American workers

The Trump administration diminished the scope of a coronavirus aid law that went into effect Wednesday. The law, which guarantees paid leave, ensures coverage for 25% of the workforce, according to Department of Labour guidelines published Wednesday. Lawmakers criticised the Labour Department guidelines, saying they “violate congressional intent” and “contradict […]
The Trump administration issued a new rule that blocks guaranteed paid sick leave for 75% of American workers
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Uber promised to pay drivers who couldn’t work because of the coronavirus. But drivers say Uber has been closing their accounts after they seek sick pay, and then ignoring or rejecting their claims.

Uber promised financial assistance to drivers forced off the road by the coronavirus, but even some who appear to meet its strict eligibility criteria have been unable to get the company to pay them. Multiple drivers, all of whom have underlying health conditions that make them especially vulnerable to the […]
Uber promised to pay drivers who couldn’t work because of the coronavirus. But drivers say Uber has been closing their accounts after they seek sick pay, and then ignoring or rejecting their claims.
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Leaked documents reveal McDonald’s response to insiders’ worries about a ‘black-eye’ for its reputation over sick leave amid the coronavirus outbreak

McDonald’s has faced scrutiny over its approach to sick leave amid the coronavirus outbreak, prompting worries about a “black-eye in the media” from some insiders. The fast-food giant addressed concerns in an internal document obtained by Business Insider, which stated that the chain will continue to answer questions and publicly […]
Leaked documents reveal McDonald’s response to insiders’ worries about a ‘black-eye’ for its reputation over sick leave amid the coronavirus outbreak
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CVS clarifies its worker policies after more than 1,700 employees sign a petition demanding paid sick leave, face masks, and gloves as stores are overrun with customers

On Wednesday, CVS issued an update that clarified its policies to include paid sick leave for employees diagnosed with the coronavirus or under mandatory quarantine. This comes four days after employees started a petition on Change.org demanding sick leave, family care, crisis pay, and basic protective gear. A representative for […]
CVS clarifies its worker policies after more than 1,700 employees sign a petition demanding paid sick leave, face masks, and gloves as stores are overrun with customers