Venetian, Palazzo to pay employees duration of Sisolak’s mandated closure

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Venetian and Palazzo will pay their employees the duration of Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mandated 30-day closure of non-essential businesses. A spokesperson confirmed the policy to 8 News Now Wednesday.

Originally, the company announced a closure through April 1, saying employees would be paid and health care eligibility would not be impacted during that time. “No layoffs or furloughs are being contemplated,” a statement from Las Vegas Sands said.

The Sands is following other companies. MGM Resorts International, Wynn Resorts and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas have either closed or are closing.

The company is also donating $250,000 to local community groups including Three Square, Communities in Schools and Share Village Las Vegas.

The statement said a decision on whether to extend the closure will be made at a later date.

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