TJ Maxx Wins Praise Over Decision in Puerto Rico

Parent chain TJX is paying workers even though stores are shuttered
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2017 10:00 AM CST
TJ Maxx Wins Praise Over Decision in Puerto Rico
A TJ Maxx store in Oklahoma City.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Some employees of the chain that owns TJ Maxx in Puerto Rico haven't worked in weeks because of Hurricane Maria, but that doesn't mean they've lost their paychecks. Parent company TJX, which also owns Marshalls and HomeGoods, has continued to pay its employees all the while, reports the Boston Globe. The move came to light when the father of one such employee posted a thank-you on the Facebook #PuertoRicoStrong page, and that Spanish-language post has now been shared more than 40,000 times. "We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances," a company statement notes, per NECN. It wasn't clear how many employees were affected, or how many of the chain's stores remained shuttered. (Read more Puerto Rico stories.)

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