Amazon upping wages to $15/hour, but cuts stock awards, incentive pay

ELIZABETH WEISE | October 3, 2018

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A new minimum wage in its fulfillment centers wasn't the only change Amazon made Tuesday. The company is also taking away stock awards and incentive pay for hourly warehouse workers and customer service employees.The e-tailing giant said Tuesday it would increase its minimum wage on Nov. 1 to $15 an hour for all U.S. full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary employees. Employees who already make $15 or more an hour will get a raise of $1 an hour, Amazon said. Incentive pay, which could add significantly to an employee's pay, was often tied to productivity measures such as items picked or boxes packed.

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