Rite Aid is rolling out a paid time off policy meant to ensure its associates are able to vote this year on Election Day. The company is offering up to two hours of paid time off for associates scheduled to work Nov. 3.
Rite Aid said the effort was aimed at allowing its employees the flexibility to vote while also allowing the retailer to stay open for consumers. In addition to the efforts focused on its hourly associates, Rite Aid said that it also would be limiting the hours for meetings scheduled for its corporate employees, as well as providing flexible hours, on Election Day.
“At Rite Aid, we believe we have a responsibility to support the wellbeing of our communities and to encourage our associates to uphold their civic duties,” said Heyward Donigan, president and CEO of Rite Aid. “This Election Day, we are taking steps to ensure that all of our associates can play their part in our democracy and exercise their right to vote.”