A List Of The Companies Paying Their FT/PT Employees During Coronavirus Pandemic
YORKSHIRE ANALYSIS — Retail companies and outlets across the U.S. are temporarily closing amid the #coronavirusoutbreak, meaning thousands of employees cannot work. However, while some are forcing employees to take time off with no pay, others are continuing to pay their employees.
On March 18, President Donal Trump signed theFamilies First Coronavirus Response Actinto law. It aims to provide paid sick leave to employees who weren’t previously covered and workers who only had a few days paid sick leave. The law will only apply to employees who cannot work due to the coronavirus.
Small and medium-size businesses with fewer than 50 employees will not be required to pay their employees sick leave and those withmore than 500 employeesare not mentioned in the bill, so employees are subject to their employer’s policies.
List of companies paying their employees during the coronavirus pandemic
The following companies have confirmed that they will pay their employees while their outlets are closed.
Abercrombie and Fitch
A spokesperson for Abercrombie and Fitch, and Hollister, toldthat: “All store associates will continue to be paid in alignment with business as usual operations.”
Apple will pay their employees who are affected by the coronavirus. Apple said in a statement: All of our hourly workers will continue to receive pay in alignment with business as usual operations.
“We have expanded our leave policies to accommodate personal or family health circumstances created by COVID-19—including recovering from an illness, caring for a sick loved one, mandatory quarantining, or childcare challenges due to school closures.”
Bath and Bodyworks
Bath and Bodyworks will continue to pay staff and said in a statement: “While our associates are home with their loved ones at this critical time, we’ll support them with pay, as well as look for other ways we might ease their concerns and share our appreciation for all they’ve done.”
Carhartt will pay its staff the company said in a tweet: “The health and wellbeing of our associates and consumers is our top priority, and we are taking all necessary precautions during this pandemic. Even though Carhartt company stores remain closed through April 4, we are compensating our associates.”
A spokesperson for Crocs told: “During this temporary closure of all company-operated retail stores in North America, all retail employees will continue to receive full pay and benefits for their regularly scheduled shifts.”
GAP, and its owned brands, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX, Hill City, and Janie and Jack, will pay its employees while the stores are closed. Sonia Syngal, incoming CEO, Gap Inc. said in a statement: “Our focus remains on supporting the health and livelihood of our employees while caring for our customers and communities.
“We will provide our impacted store employees with pay continuity and benefits during this two-week period. And, together, we look forward to welcoming our customers back in our stores soon.”
Levi has closed all of its stores and said in a statement: “All of our store employees will be paid for their scheduled hours during these closures.”
“Lululemon will continue to pay its employees.”: Lululemon
Lush told that “it is committed to keeping all our staff and customers safe during this time and we are working through how to best support our employee base through these changes, ensuring regular pay for all staff during this period.”
Macy’s said in a press release: “In response to the widespread COVID-19 outbreak, Macy’s today announced that it will temporarily close all stores by end of business today, March 17, 2020, through March 31, 2020.
“This includes all Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bluemercury, Macy’s Backstage, Bloomingdales the Outlet and Market by Macy’s stores. Macy’s, Inc. will provide benefits and compensation to its impacted workforce.”
Morphe confirmed in an Instagram post that it would pay its staff while its stores are closed throughout March.
Nordstrom toldthat despite closing its stores, they “can confirm all employees are eligible for two weeks of pay and benefits.”
According to Primark spokesperson: “Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees. Primark has committed to supporting all U.S. employees who are directly affected by the COVID-19 virus or by store closures by providing them with their full pay for their scheduled hours for two weeks.”
Sephora will continue to pay its employees, as a spokesperson told: “The health and safety of our employees, their families, and the community is our first priority, and to adapt to the rapidly changing situation related to coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be closing all SEPHORA stores across the U.S and Canada from 5 p.m. local time Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, April 3.
“All store employees will continue to receive their base pay for scheduled shifts for the duration of this closure. In addition, health and wellness benefits for employees who are currently enrolled will continue.”
Yorkshire Holdings, and its owned global brands Yorkshire Analysis News, BMCi, Voice Of EU, ThinkLegal, Gold Group of Companies, Monaco, RitzyData, and WheelHealthcare will pay its employees while the operations are closed.
“Health and well-being of our employees, partners and communities we work in is our top priority. Our global full-time employees, contract workers and partners will continue to receive payments in alignment with business as usual operations. We’ll also provide our global impacted workforce with pay continuity and benefits during this perirod.”