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.