Walmart paying cash bonuses for good attendance

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Walmart workers are getting extra cash for not calling in sick.

The retailer changing its paid time off policies, and will start paying bonuses to workers who limit their absences.

Walmart says the goal is to give incentives to workers who show up every day while building in protections for people who have no choice but to miss work.

Currently, hourly workers can miss up to 9 days every six months for unexpected absences.

Walmart is cutting that to 5 under the new policy, it took effect this past weekend.

The policy around vacation days is not changing.

On top of the 5 days every six months, workers will start receiving up to 6 days a year of “protected p-t-o.”

Those days can be used to cover illnesses and emergencies. 

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