Casino Royale Las Vegas to lay off 98 employees
Casino Royale, located on the Las Vegas strip and owned by hotel chain Best Western, is to lay off 98 employees because of the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) on the property.
Of the 98 employees, 49 will be dealers, while other affected jobs in gaming include a pit manager, slot hosts, other slot employees, cashiers and surveillance employees.
While employers are typically required to provide 60 days of advanced notice for mass layoffs under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), the casino said this was not possible due to the “unexpected and unprecedented” impact of Covid-19. Instead, it only provided disclosure of the layoffs on 10 August, when the process started.
The casino added that the “unforeseeable business circumstances” caused by the pandemic necessitated the layoffs.
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