Amazon cuts paid Covid leave time for workers following changes to CDC guidance

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2022
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Amazon is cutting paid leave time for U.S. front-line workers who test positive for Covid-19 or have to quarantine after exposure to the virus.

All U.S.-based Amazon workers who test positive for Covid-19 and those required to quarantine will now be eligible for one week, or up to 40 hours, of paid leave, according to a company notice sent to employees, which was viewed by CNBC.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the policy change.

The e-commerce giant initially offered up to two weeks of pay for any employees diagnosed with Covid-19 or placed into...

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