‘El Super’ stores cited $1M for delaying supplemental pay, making COVID+ employees come to work

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FILE PHOTO. On Oct. 27, 2021, the Department of Industrial Relations announced that a Southern California grocery store chain operating as "El Super" would be cited more than $1 million for failing to pay or delaying to pay nearly 300 workers supplemental paid sick leave. Photo credit Getty Images

A Southern California grocery store company chain is in hot water after failing to pay or delaying to pay nearly 300 workers supplemental paid sick leave after they contracted COVID-19 and requested time off to isolate.

The Bodega Latina Corporation, which does businesses as “El Super” grocery stores, was cited $1,164,500 after an investigation by the state found that some workers were forced to work while sick, others were told to apply for unemployment while in isolation and others waited month