A freight moving company in the city of Sacramento, California, says it will pay drivers to not work for the company when it comes to their sick days and sick pay.
The company says it is doing this to avoid paying sick workers more than the minimum wage, as the law requires.
According to a statement from the company, the plan will cost drivers up to $20 an hour, which is below the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
It will also increase their overtime pay, it said.
This week, the company says its drivers were told that they would be paid for the days they are sick, but not for the sick days or sick pay, according to The Sacramento Bee.
It said it will give them sick leave, but only if they work more than 40 hours in a week, or if they are on paid sick leave for two consecutive weeks.
This will be the first time a company has implemented such a plan in California.
In August, a similar company in Fresno, California implemented a similar policy.
It has since been removed from its website.
Some of the companies in the country that offer the policy include, but are not limited to, FedEx, UPS, FedEx Express, United Parcel Service, DHL and UPS Express.