Darden Restaurants Inc. confirmed in a corporate statement Thursday that it will not change the status of full-time employees, hourly or salaried, through at least 2014, following experiments with reduced hours to offset health care costs. Orlando-based Darden currently employees about 45,000 full-time employees, from a total pool of 185,000 employees working or supporting more than 2,000 restaurants under the Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and other brands. In ...

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