Group decides to pay 76ers, Devils employees

The Philadelphia 76ers ownership group told ESPN it has reversed a decision and will instead pay its employees their full salary.

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the sports and entertainment group that owns the 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils, on Monday notified salaried, full-time employees they will be subject to temporary pay cuts of up to 20% and will be moving to a four-day work week as a result of the ongoing fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

But the group changed its mind a day later, telling ESPN that “after listening to our staff and players, it’s clear that was the wrong decision. We have reversed it and will be paying these employees their full salary.”

It was unclear whether the ownership group also will pay its Devils employee in full.

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