Saratoga Casino Hotel Issues WARN Notices to Furloughed Team Members
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (July 15, 2020) – Saratoga Casino Hotel announced today that they have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN Act) notices to their currently 401 furloughed team members. More than 80 percent of the company’s workforce was impacted by the properties temporary closure beginning March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the initial closure, all furloughed team members received salary and wages for two weeks and currently all team members remain covered by the company’s health insurance.
Saratoga Casino Hotel will issue the legally required WARN Act notices due to circumstances beyond the company’s control and the uncertainty surrounding when the property will be allowed to reopen. Federal law requires large employers to issue WARN notices when a furlough or layoff is reasonably expected to stretch beyond six-months, and at this time it remains unclear as to when team members would be allowed to return to work. Advanced notice gives workers, their families, and communities time to transition, seek new employment, and enter workforce training programs.
Saratoga Casino Hotel has developed a multi-layered “Safe Bet” plan to implement physical modifications as well as policy and procedural changes to protect the health and safety of team members and guests. The plan follows all guidelines set forth by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health to ensure the safest environment possible and minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 pathogens. Saratoga Casino Hotel is prepared to open as soon as permitted by the state.
About Saratoga Casino Hotel:
Saratoga Casino Hotel, located on Crescent Avenue in Saratoga Springs, NY, features slot machines, a 117-room luxury hotel, electronic table games, Vapor, Morton’s® The Steakhouse, two full-service restaurants with buffets, a casual dining restaurant, three full-service bars, deli and a variety of guest services including valet parking and coat check. Simulcast wagering is available and live harness racing runs February through mid-December. Much of Saratoga Casino Hotel remains closed due to the pandemic, for information on what is open on property, please visit www.saratogacasino.com or call 800-727-2990. Must be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses. Please play responsibly.
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