About 3 months ago

03/24/2020 - As Crisis Deepens, Companies Hand Out Cash To Workers

-The New York Times
Some large businesses are paying employees while they stay home. Others are offering bonuses to those who must keep going in.
– The Guardian
In a statement on Sunday night, UK and Ireland CEO Paul Pomroy said: “Over the last 24 hours, it has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating busy takeaway and drive-thru restaurants is increasingly difficult.”
– The Washington Post
The law extends paid sick leave to workers diagnosed with or in quarantine for COVID-19. However, the guarantee only applies to employers with more than 50 and fewer than 500 employees. Many essential industries have few companies of that size.
 
– Bloomberg
The drugstore chain plans to hire furloughed workers from existing clients like Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Marriott International Inc., using virtual job fairs and interviews to hire at a time when Americans are being told to limit in-person contact and stay home.