Amazon is giving paid sick leave to all employees diagnosed with coronavirus
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Amazon will give all employees diagnosed with the novel coronavirus or put into quarantine up to two weeks of pay, the company announced today. That includes the company’s part-time warehouse workers, according to The Wall Street Journal. The move follows Amazon’s decision to pay hourly workers who support its campuses even if they’re asked not to come to work due to coronavirus through the end of March, which the company announced last Friday.
Amazon also said it will establish a relief fund to help support its contractors and gig workers who are affected by coronavirus. The company’s independent delivery service partners, Amazon Flex delivery drivers, and other seasonal employees who may experience financial hardship as a result of…