The Washington Post reports on Dollar General’s announcement that it will compensate employees who receive the COVID-19 vaccine, in recognition that hourly-paid workers may otherwise be forced to choose between a paycheck and taking time off to get vaccinated. The retailer notes that employees who report having received the vaccine will be compensated with four hours of regular pay to address any lost working time or additional transportation costs that vaccination may have triggered. The statement notes that vaccination is encouraged but not mandatory for employees. This announcement makes the retailer one of the nation’s first to offer this type of compensation. #covid-19 #workforce
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