Amazon ends its PTO coverage for employees with COVID-19

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Amazon will not grant as much as seven days of paid break day (PTO) for employees sick with COVID-19, the corporate introduced in an inner memo obtained by The Verge (by way of CNBC). Beginning Monday, Amazon will supply as much as 5 days of unpaid, excused go away, with the choice for employees to make use of the paid sick time they’ve accrued.

Amazon initially provided 14 days of PTO initially of the pandemic, however later shaved one week off this coverage in step with the Heart for Illness Management’s (CDC) up to date steering. The corporate now says employees with “confirmed” COVID-19 circumstances can submit a request for paid break day per its “normal sick go away coverage,” no matter vaccination standing. It is going to additionally cease giving employees excused break day when ready for…

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