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State reports Penn National settles PTO dispute with former employees

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 450 former employees of the Hollywood Casino in Jefferson County have been paid for their accrued time off prior to their separation from the company.

Penn National Gaming, the parent company of the casino in Charles Town, previously said its revised policy would not required payment to the 455 employees who were laid off earlier this year. But state Commissioner of Labor Mitchell Woodrum indicates that policy was reversed after conversations between the Division and officials with Penn National.

“Once our Division educated Penn National Gaming, Inc. regarding the requirements in revising their Paid Time Off policy, they worked very close and well with our Division to make sure all employees were paid their accrued PTO,” said Woodrum.

The Department of Labor reported the payments were processed September 11th and totaled $262,897.14 in accrued PTO.

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