Many Businesses Continue Compensation During Pandemic


Many Businesses Continue Compensation During Pandemic

Since Jan. 1, 2020, about half of U.S. businesses continued to pay at least some of their workers told not to work because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last month.

Larger businesses continued to pay at least some of their employees told not to work at a higher rate than did smaller businesses.

Those employers that told employees not to work and that received a loan or grant tied to maintaining their payrolls continued to pay their workers at a higher rate than employers that didn’t get a loan or grant.

The information comes from the Business Response Survey to the Coronavirus Pandemic, a new survey of business establishments conducted between July and September 2020 asking questions on business experiences and responses to the pandemic.