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Wynn Resorts extends employee benefits during coronavirus closures

Employee benefits extended until May 15
Posted at 10:03 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 01:05:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Wynn Resorts announced Wednesday that the company would extend paying all salaried, hourly and part-time employees through May 15 amid the current coronavirus closures.

Wednesday's extension covers a total of 60 days of payroll continuance for employees at the resort, according to Wynn Resorts representatives, since the pandemic closures started.

The company said it decided to take this action as part of its shared responsibility for the health and safety of its employees, their families, and the Las Vegas and Boston communities during the pandemic.

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Representatives also said the payroll coverage includes more than 15,000 current Wynn and Encore employees. For tipped employees, the pay will consist of the average tip compliance rate or distributed tips/tokes since the beginning of the year.

"It is our shared responsibility to follow the direction of health and safety professionals to stay home and limit social contact," said Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox. "We owe it to each other, our families, and to our community."

More information is also available here from Wynn Resorts.