There are plenty of stories these days about large companies donating money and supplies to charitable organizations and front line workers. But there are also many companies stepping up to support their employees during the Coronavirus crisis.
Starbucks Pays Employees Even if Stay Home
Starbucks Canada announced March 20th that they would be limiting services to drive thru and delivery only. They also announced that Partners will still be paid for the next month, even if they choose to stay home. The company’s “Catastrophe Pay” includes those who feel unsafe coming to work and those who need to stay home to care for children.
In addition to expanded catastrophe pay, Starbucks also announced that it will temporarily waive eligibility requirements and documentation for the company’s emergency financial aid CUP Fund. Partners who have been impacted by COVID-19 can request a one-time grant to support a personal financial hardship. The payment will then be expedited within three days.