Best Buy

Unclear from 3/22 updates whether employees are now getting more than two weeks pay or still have to borrow against future PTO.

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Merchandising: Best Buy

Location: North America

One current employee described how their direct manager was taken off the work schedule for two weeks, presumably to quarantine. In response, several employees in contact with the manager called out for the foreseeable future to protect themselves and others as they each know people with weaker immune systems or live with people who do. The employee said they had to borrow their next year’s paid-time-off to do this.

Another said, “I myself have started borrowing from next year’s PTO because of the complete lack of action from corporate.” — Source: Best Buy Is Working ‘Full Capacity’ During Coronavirus, Despite Huge Risks

March 17th, 2020

These changes also require fewer employees working at any one time, and we intend to give employees not working two weeks’ pay. We have also relaxed our absence policy and will not penalize employees for missing work. — Source:

March 22, 2020

Speaking of our employees, everyone working right now is doing so on a voluntary basis, and all hourly employees who volunteer are receiving a temporary pay increase. Additionally, anyone feeling sick is told to stay home, and they will be paid for that time. Finally, anyone exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 is also told to stay home, with pay, and we are paying employees who may need to stay home to care for their children. — Source: 

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