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Amtrak offers pay, benefits to vaccinated workers as national railroad aims for 100% vaccination
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Amtrak is aiming to get 100% of its workforce vaccinated for the novel coronavirus and it is willing to extend pay and benefits to make it happen.
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The 50-year-old national train service sent a news released to FOX Business detailing its plans to encourage Amtrak workers in light of the public health crisis.
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Amtrak will grant excused absences to employees who receive vaccinations during the regularly scheduled work hours and pay an allowance that is equivalent to two hours of straight time wages. Documentation needs to be provided as proof of vaccination in order to take advantage of these offered benefits.
Additionally, Amtrak will offer an excused absence as well as protected pay to any employee who needs to miss work due to vaccine side effects. The excused absences and protected pay will be applied up to 48 hours after vaccination.
In the case of an employee being unable to return to work due to side effects that are lasting more than 48 hours, Amtrak will continue to protect pay so long as “appropriate documentation to medical services” is submitted.