Exclusive-Walmart halves paid leave for COVID-positive workers, extends hybrid work guidelines

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By Siddharth Cavale and Richa Naidu (Reuters) – Walmart Inc will now provide up to one week of paid time-off if a worker contracts COVID-19, instead of its earlier policy for up to two weeks, according to a memo seen by Reuters. The memo sent on Tuesday to U.S. hourly associates and long-haul drivers states that COVID-19 positive workers and those required to quarantine – by Walmart, a health care provider or a government agency – will be eligible for paid time off for one work week, based on their average pay over the past 26 pay periods. The ‘COVID-19 Absences and Emergency Leave’ policy is …

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