Penguins Instituting Employee Furloughs Through September
The Penguins plan to "institute a four-month unpaid leave of absence program for a number of employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic," according to Matt Vensel of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. The furloughs will begin June 1, and those impacted "will remain team employees and receive full health benefits." They also will be "eligible for unemployment and stimulus benefits." Penguins President & CEO David Morehouse will take a 50% pay cut "as part of the four-month program, and other senior executives and coaches will take 25% reductions." The Penguins said that all employees "were paid in full over the past two months." The team has created an "assistance fund for affected employees facing economic hardships" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 5/13). There was "no word as to the number of employees impacted by this decision" (TRIBLIVE.com, 5/12).