Posted: Jan 23, 2011 12:45 PM
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS- Harrah's New Orleans Casino is required by law to employee 2,400 people, but documents reveal that the company has replaced full-time workers in recent years with part-time and on-call employees.
From summer 2008 to summer 2010, the number of full-time employees fell from 84 percent to 78 percent, according to State Police documents obtained by The Times-Picayune. The number of part time employees grew during that period.
The casino's employment requirements are tied to a tax break it received after its bankruptcy.
"Employee" is left undefined in the legislation outlining Harrah's agreement with the state.
Harrah's parent company Caesars Entertainment did not return a telephone call seeking comment.