Original Story (with company not identified) here:
Austin company looking to dock paychecks for those receiving stimulus checks
And then the Lost Ogle identified it:The agreement would put workers under a “temporary compensation reduction that is in line with the assistance that it receives from the federal government related to the COVID-19 pandemic.” By signing the agreement, the company’s employees would have their paychecks between April 6 and April 20 cut by 100% of any money received under the stimulus bill.
The company would also take half of the $500 stipend allotted for dependents under the bill.
OKC-based company wants to keep employees’ $1,200 stimulus payments….
But hey thanks to people finding out about it and calling the company out for being complete douche canoes Danger Yam's incredible leadership, they're not going to swipe their employees stimulus checks. (At least for now)For example, we have learned via the Ogle Mole Network that ImageNet Consulting – an Oklahoma City-based “Information Technology Solutions” firm that sells high-dollar copiers, scanners, and IT services to companies all across the country – wanted their remaining employees to forfeit a portion of their April paycheck that is equal to the amount they will receive from their government-issued Coronavirus stimulus payment.
Basically, ImageNet Consulting came up with a plan to pocket their employees’ stimulus checks!
The move came after the company had already conducted mass layoffs as a result of the pandemic.
Update: ImageNet Abandons Plan To Pocket Employee Stimulus Payments
Yeah, it's hard to justify decisions that make Hobby Lobby look like a workers utopia.In the memo, he admits the company did ask “a small group of employees to potentially reduce their compensation temporarily if there was a government stimulus plan,” but thanks to “President Trump’s Coronavirus Stimulus Package… ImageNet will not be asking any employees earning under $75,000 to reduce their pay.”