Dollar General Chain Will Give Employees Four Hours Pay To Get COVID Vaccines

Dollar General is retail’s first to pay workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

And it’s paying them four hours worth of wages to do so.

“We do not want our employees to have to choose between receiving a vaccine or coming to work, so we are working to remove barriers (e.g., travel time, mileage, child care needs, etc.) by providing frontline hourly team members with a one-time payment equivalent of four (4) hours of regular pay after receiving a completed COVID-19 vaccination,” the company said in a press release.

It also noted that it will provide “salaried team members with additional store labor hours to accommodate their time away from the store.”

Dollar General’s move is a welcomed one that gives the incentive and means for employees to get vaccinated without forcing them to do so.

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