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Kroger is reportedly ending paid emergency leave for unvaccinated workers contracted with COVID-19

Kroger is reportedly ending some benefits for employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

The grocery chain recently told its employees that it would not offer two weeks of paid emergency leave to employees contracted COVID-19 and were not vaccinated unless the area required by local jurisdiction, The Wall Street Journal report. Additionally, the company is reportedly going to impose a $50 monthly surcharge on health plans for workers who aren’t immunized.

Both of these policies are expected to go into effect January 1. They are said to not apply to employees who have approved medical or religious vaccine exemptions.

This comes after the Biden administration announced a requirement that employers with 100 or more workers require employees to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing starting in January. . Mission was blocked in november by a federal appeals court, the court said it raised “serious legal and constitutional problems.”

Kroger’s move also comes after Delta Air Lines announced in August It will impose a $200 per month health insurance surcharge for its employees who are not immunized. to address the financial risk that the decision not to vaccinate is creating for our company. ” Based on Hill, the company announced in October that its vaccination rate has passed 90%.

https://theweek.com/news/1008070/kroger-to-reportedly-end-paid-emergency-leave-for-unvaccinated-workers-who-contract Kroger is reportedly ending paid emergency leave for unvaccinated workers contracted with COVID-19

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