This week, Horseshoe Hammond LLC submitted a WARN with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development explaining it would be laying off workers at its Hammond, Indiana facility. Due to an unforeseeable, unanticipated, and substantial reduction in business levels, the company will be laying off workers at 777 Casino Center Drive.
Furloughs started as early as March 16, 2020. The letter goes on to indicate that the business may remain closed for business for the foreseeable future. In total, 1,693 workers were furloughed. The company intends the furloughs to be temporary but there is a risk that they could transition into permanent layoffs due to COVID-19. Employees will not have access to bumping rights.
The full WARN notice is available here.