FRANKFURT -- Daimler said it will pay German employees a 1,000 euro ($1,196) "corona bonus" to help compensate for personal and economic burdens such as having to wear a mask and working from home.
About 160,000 employees in Germany are eligible for the bonus, Daimler, which also owns Mercedes-Benz, said in a statement on Tuesday.
"During this extraordinary time the company could always count on the flexibility and willingness of our work force," Daimler personnel chief Wilfried Porth said.
The bonus applies to non-managerial employees, including all team leaders at Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Truck, the Daimler Mobility division and all subsidiaries in Germany.
The bonus will be paid out with the December salary, Daimler said.