Walmart, Uber, others tweak sick leave policy as coronavirus spreads

Source: Johnny Diaz & Karen Zraick, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

Walmart, the largest private employer in the country with 1.5 million workers, said that employees who contract the virus or who are subject to mandatory quarantines would receive up to two weeks of pay, and that absences in that time would not “count against attendance.”

Uber said that drivers or delivery people who learn they have Covid-19 or who are asked to self-isolate by a public health authority “will receive financial assistance for up to 14 days while their account is on hold.” Lyft said that it would “provide funds” to drivers who are infected or placed under a quarantine.

The parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and other chain restaurants announced this week that all hourly employees would receive permanent paid sick leave benefits.

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