LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — P.F. Chang's says it is not currently laying people off and recent notices that were sent out to employees are retroactive.
A company representative said in a statement that many of their locations are "hiring new employees and increasing hours for current staff" now that businesses are allowed to be open.
The notices, she said, are in compliance with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requirements and based on the past six months.
Read the full statement below:
Restaurants, particularly full-service casual dining establishments, were among the businesses hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic. In March, all P.F. Chang’s dining rooms were closed, causing furloughs and staff reduction.
Recently, notices were provided to all company restaurant employees, in compliance with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requirements to notify employees if their hours were reduced by more than 50% for six months or more.
These notices are retroactive in nature, based on a six month look back. Presently, P.F. Chang’s is not laying people off. We’re pleased to report that today, with dine-in options reemerging and delivery and to go continuing to perform well, we’re at almost 90% of pre-pandemic staffing.
Many P.F. Chang’s locations are hiring new employees and increasing hours for current staff. The brand is also opening new locations across the country. If qualified and interested, please apply at pfchangs.com/careers.
The WARN Act requires companies to notify employees if their hours were reduced by more than 50% for six months or more.