Love’s rewarding workers with bonuses, raises, more sick leave

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Oklahoma-based national travel stop and fuel depot giant Love’s is rewarding its employees with bonuses, pay raises and up to two weeks of additional sick leave in response to their work and dedication during the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the nation.

Under new company measures that take effect immediately, all employees will receive a temporary $2 per hour pay increase, a $100 bonus to be paid on March 30, and will have their meals provided to them at the stores while they work.

In addition, any company employee who tests positive for the disease and is ordered to be quarantined by a doctor will be paid for up to 80 hours of missed time. The pay hikes will run through May 1 and will be re-evaluated at that time, according to a company press release.

In addition, all of the company’s salaried managers will receive their first quarter bonuses regardless of whether store targets were achieved. The pay hikes also will be given by company subsidiaries Speedco and Love’s Truck Care. The company operates more than 510 stores in 41 states.