Molson Coors Announces Updates to its COVID-19 Policy

The policy includes creating a new voluntary paid leave program, thank you pay incentive and paid leave policy, and implementing additional measures to protect its employees who are still working on site.

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Molson Coors Beverage Company has several initiatives aimed at protecting and supporting employees – including requiring employees to work from home if they are able, creating a new voluntary paid leave program, thank you pay incentive and paid leave policy, and implementing additional measures to protect its employees who are still working on site. The company is also withdrawing, in its entirety, its financial outlook for 2020 and beyond that was previously provided on February 12, 2020 due to uncertainty regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past weeks the company rolled out additional actions to help ensure the health and safety of its employees and aims to continue building on these efforts as they have over the past few weeks. These actions include:

  • Indefinitely extended the work from home recommendation for all employees and contractors across North America who are not doing business-critical on-site activities.
  • Created a new voluntary paid leave program for the entire month of April, available to any employee whose work must be done on site and is at high risk for severe outcomes of coronavirus. Under the program, employees deemed by federal health authorities to be at high risk may elect paid leave of 60% of their regular wages.
  • Instituted a thank you pay incentive for brewery and Molson Coors distribution employees, both hourly and salaried, whose work must be done on site. All hourly brewery employees will receive an additional $5 for every hour of work, including any overtime pay. Salaried brewery employees whose work must be done on site will receive an additional $200 per week.
  • Created a new paid leave policy, adding up to 80 hours of paid leave to ensure anyone who contracts the coronavirus or is forced to self-quarantine can do so without losing pay or being forced to use their normally allotted sick leave.
  • Implemented additional measures to protect our employees who are still working on site to maintain brewing, supply chain and sales operations, including stepped up cleaning and sanitizing processes and encouraging social distancing.

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