On Saturday, the 21st of March 2020, the Seattle-based world’s largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc. had issued a statement saying that the e-commerce industry mammoth was going to raise overtime pay offs for its employees working in the US warehouses amid a clattering wave of coronavirus pandemic what analysts said could last for months.
In point of fact, Amazon.com Inc.’s latest move to hike overtime payoffs for its warehouse came forth a day after four US Democratic Senators including a potential contender for 2020 US Presidential election Bernie Sanders had sent a letter to Amazon.com Inc.
boss Jeff Bezos saying the online retailer had been failing to provide its warehouse workers with required health support to grapple with the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak which in effect could jeopardize an entire lockdown effort of a number of US States including New York and California to slow down the spread of the pathogen.
Meanwhile, adding that the Amazon.com Inc.’s hourly workers at its warehouses would receive a double pay off after 40 hours of overtime works between March 15th and May 9th, the world’s No. 1 retailer said in an internal announcement seen by a press agency reporter on Saturday (March 21st), “We understand the past few weeks has been a very challenging time.
We want to continue to support you during this time where many services you might depend on are no longer available due to closures. ”