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How Nightclub Workers in Las Vegas Are Being Paid, or Not, Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Some are getting paid through the end of the month

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Nightclubs and day clubs on the Las Vegas Strip were some of the first outlets to close nearly two weeks ago in order to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. Now the Las Vegas Sun takes a look at the impact those closures have on the employees who work there.

The newspaper reports that Hakkasan Group laid off 1,600 workers, but intends to pay employees their salaries and health benefits through the end of March. Hakkasan-led nightclubs and restaurants include its flagship Hakkasan Restaurant and Nightclub at the MGM Grand, as well as Wet Republic Ultra Pool and Level Up, the gaming lounge; Omnia Nightclub and Searsucker at Caesars Palace; and Jewel Nightclub and Liquid Pool Lounge at Aria. Wet Republic just went through a major renovation to open pool season. All closed on March 12.

Tao Group temporarily laid off its staff at Tao Asian Bistro and Tao Nightclub at the Venetian, Lavo at the Palazzo, and Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub and Beauty & Essex at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. All of those nightclubs closed on March 13 and restaurants closed on March 16. Tao Beach never planned to open in 2020 as it went through a yearlong renovation.

“We could never have imagined this, a completely unexpected and fast-moving blow that would devastate our entire industry,” Tao Group says in a statement. “Tao Group is a family, and we are establishing a Tao Group Hospitality Relief Fund that will assist our employees who might face a range of personal hardships in the coming weeks and months. We want them to be safe and remain connected to us and one another. We are determined to do everything we can to ensure we have a thriving business for all of our employees to come back to as soon as possible.”

The entire staff at Drai’s Nightclub, Beachclub and After Hours at The Cromwell went on furlough. “We have made the difficult decision to furlough our employees during this time of uncertainty. Those with health benefits through the company will have their insurance premiums covered by Drai’s for the foreseeable future. Our hope is that this shutdown will end soon and our hardworking team will be able to return back to work as quickly as possible.” All closed on March 13.

XS Nightclub, and Encore Beach Club, which closed on March 12 at Wynn Las Vegas, are paying full-time staff through April 16, the day Gov. Steve Sisolak so far has said the closure of nonessential businesses in Nevada ends.

On The Record, the nightclub at the Park MGM, plans to pay furloughed employees for two weeks and paying benefits including health plans through June 30.

How Coronavirus Is Affecting Las Vegas Food and Restaurants [ELV]

Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8338 Visit Website

Encore Beach Club

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7300 Visit Website

The Palazzo

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 607-7777 Visit Website

Hakkasan Restaurant

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-7888 Visit Website

Tao Nightclub

3355 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8588 Visit Website

JEWEL Nightclub

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89158 (702) 590-8000 Visit Website

Wet Republic Ultra Pool

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-3563 Visit Website

XS Nightclub

3121 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-770-7000 Visit Website

MGM Grand

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (877) 880-0880 Visit Website

Liquid Pool Lounge

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 590-9979 Visit Website

Tao Beach

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 388-8588 Visit Website

Las Vegas

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On The Record

3770 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 730-6773 Visit Website

Beauty & Essex

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 737-0707 Visit Website

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub

Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 333-9000 Visit Website

Hakkasan

3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 891-7888 Visit Website

The Venetian

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1000 Visit Website

Omnia Nightclub

3570 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 785-6200 Visit Website

Wynn Las Vegas

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-7000 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website

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