Whirlpool Rolls out $1,000 Incentive for Employees to Get Vaccinated

Whirlpool Corp. has announced it is offering to pay employees a $1,000 incentive to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as pressure mounts on businesses across America to boost vaccination rates among workers. The new vaccine incentive, confirmed by Whirlpool to CNN, comes after President Joe Biden last week announced he will direct the Department of Labor to develop a rule that companies with more than 100 employees will require vaccinations or once-per-week testing for their workers. The new ruling could potentially affect tens of millions of U.S. private-sector employees and health care workers, and businesses that do not comply with Biden’s directive could face fines of up to $14,000 per violation. Chad Parks, a Whirlpool spokesman, in a statement to CNN, said the vaccine bonus will apply to employees who were previously vaccinated as well as those who are newly vaccinated. “Our employees’ health and safety remain our top priority,” Whirlpool said. “Throughout this …

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