Delaware North, the company that owns and operates Boston's TD Garden, will be laying off several dozen full-time Bruins and arena employees and indefinitely reducing the pay of many others, the organization announced Wednesday.
Effective April 1, 68 full-time salaried associates will be placed on temporary leave with one week of paid leave and eight weeks of full benefits coverage. As of the same date, 82 other full-time salaried associates will receive indefinite salary reductions.
The changes are due to the "unprecedented impact" of the coronavirus pandemic on the organization's operations, Deleware North said in a statement.
"As relayed to our associates today, none of these decisions were reached without difficult and painful deliberations," read the company's statement. "These measures are intended to be temporary with associate employment and compensation returning once our business resumes to its normal state from this unprecedented stoppage."
The Bruins were the last NHL team to announce a plan to compensate their arena workers with the rest of the 2019-20 season in limbo.
The owners of the New Jersey Devils announced Monday they were planning to ask full-time employees to accept pay reductions and work four-day weeks. They backtracked and apologized Tuesday, scrapping the idea in the wake of public backlash.