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COVID-19 Salries and Wages  
Posted: 03/20/2020 07:48am   281 Views

Good morning!  Is anyone considering making changes/additions to pay for COVID-19 to incentive emplloyees to come to work?  Would love to hear any ideas!


COVID-19 Salries and Wages  
Posted: 03/20/2020 12:24pm  

We have considered if there is a need, at this point, we have not provided any additional incentives; just letting our attendance policy do the job.  I have heard of staffing agencies pushing "hazard pay" but we have not acquiesced yet.

COVID-19 Salries and Wages  
Posted: 03/20/2020 10:20pm  

I think we are going to have to start taking action as some of the businesses in our company  are not closing due to the stay in place order in our state and our production staff and others are expected to report to work. We have thought of increasing the hourly rate, providing a lump sum payment monthly, or a hazard pay amount weekly--with all of the unknowns related to the potential close at any time due to an infection, it's hard to cost this out realistically and plan.  I'll be watching this topic closely.  


COVID-19 Salries and Wages  
Posted: 03/22/2020 06:55pm  

We are considering a % of pay as a differntial only to clinical staff who are in direct contact with positive COVID19 patients.  


COVID-19 Salries and Wages  
Posted: 03/23/2020 05:13am  

We already pay our ICU nurses a premium for all hours worked/paid.  We've contemplated hazard pay, but realize that we would have a hard time explaining why one area/role would get it and why others did not.  It's our feeling that the concerns from staff are coming from the conservation of Personal Protective Equipment, so we are focusing our attention on that at the moment.  Communication, education, ensuring we have appropriate supplies, etc.


COVID-19 Salries and Wages  
Posted: 03/25/2020 08:03am  

We are planning to provide a premium (probably 10-15%) for employees required to physically go to the office (security, mail staff, etc.) for the next few weeks, reassess after that point. 


COVID-19 Salries and Wages  
Posted: 03/25/2020 06:07pm  

Check out the WorldatWork COVID-19 web page and see under the "Research" tab the Quick Poll results for related question "Is your organization planning incentives/spot bonuses (hazard pay) for employees that are required to work on-site during the pandemic?"

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