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Walmart Cuts Workers’ Paid Covid Leave by 50% on New CDC Stand

Jan. 6, 2022, 7:16 PM

Walmart Inc. is cutting paid leave in half for workers who test positive for Covid-19 or have to quarantine after exposure to the virus, offering only one week through March 31 rather than two.

Employees who catch Covid and are unable to return to work after a week may be eligible for pay replacement for as long as 26 weeks, a company spokeswoman said. The reduction in paid leave was reported earlier by Reuters.

The change is “in alignment” with current guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Walmart said in a memo to employees dated Jan. 4. ...