Last year, before coronavirus vaccines were available, the company began offering two weeks of paid time off to employees who contracted Covid-19. Kroger told employees last week that, beginning Jan. 1, that benefit would no longer be available to people who were unvaccinated, the spokeswoman said
Unvaccinated employees will still be eligible for other forms of leave, but the special time off will now be open only to fully vaccinated employees.
Kroger also said it would charge salaried workers who are enrolled in a company health care plan $50 a month if they remained unvaccinated. That surcharge would not apply to unionized workers and hourly-wage associates enrolled in a company health care plan.
In September, the Biden administration issued three vaccine mandates, one for federal contractors, another for health care workers, and a third for companies with more than 100 employees.
My son in law manages a bunch of people with his business here in southwest Indiana and many of them, like others around here(employees with my wife's business) refused to get vaccinate.
One of her employees claimed that it would embed a chip inside him.
Anyway, with his business, he offered all the employees that got vaccinated, a $200 gift certificate.
At first, not many of them did it. Then 1 employee took him up on it and the others, saw that this employee had no side effects and got $200 just for getting a shot.........and most of them followed.
+$200 and best of all. ..........an immune system armed to much more effectively fight and beat COVID!
Other places are giving different incentives............like keeping their jobs )-:
Or like your article reports.