Wal-Mart Stores will tweak its labor policy to allow full-time employees to use their sick days as soon as they get ill, the company announced during a media call earlier this week.
As of now, U.S. workers do not receive paid sick time until the second day they're out sick. Employees must use their personal days in order to be compensated on the first day out ill.
"[A]s we've been getting around and listening to our associates, we know that one thing that they would be keen for us to do is to eliminate the one-day waiting period for sick leave. So we'll be taking action on that next year," Walmart U.S. President Greg Foran said Thursday while discussing news around the retailer's plan to hike its minimum wage.