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CEOs Become Vaccine Activists as Back-to-Office Push Grows

  • Some companies give workers time off or money to get shots
  • Requiring workers to be immunized is legally challenging
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CEOs Advocate for Vaccines in Back-to-the-Office Push

Some chief executive officers are so eager for their employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 that they’re granting workers time off or cash incentives to get shots.

In the U.S., retailer Lidl is giving its staff $200, while Aldi, Dollar General Corp. and Trader Joe’s Co. are offering extra hours of pay. Online grocery delivery firm Instacart Inc. is providing a $25 stipend for workers and contractors. Yogurt makers Chobani LLC and Danone SA are offering as much as six hours of paid leave, and the French company says it will cover the cost of inoculation in countries where vaccines aren’t free.