Did you know that your rights may be protected under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) if you work in a casino? Many employees of casinos are eligible for overtime pay. This article will discuss the laws that apply to casino workers and unpaid overtime. A New Jersey wage and hour violation lawyer can help you if you have been unpaid for work that you’re entitled to. Read on to learn more about your rights under the FLSA.
Table games supervisors at Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort
Two lawsuits filed against the Twin River Casino claim that the company did not properly account for tip credits when calculating regular pay rates. This resulted in employees receiving an overtime rate of just 1.5 times their regular pay, a rate well below the state’s minimum wage. This lawsuit is one of many that has caught the attention of the industry, and a class action lawsuit may be on its way.
The workers allege that the casino failed to factor in shift premiums and tip credits. The employees also claim that they were paid 1.5 times less than their regular service rate and that they were improperly rounded to the nearest fifteen minutes. The employees are seeking three years’ worth of wages, as well as two times their lost wages, interest, and legal fees. Regardless of whether they are successful in the lawsuit, the outcome will likely impact the casino’s bottom line.
According to the complaint, the casino failed to pay employees the overtime rates required by the federal fair labor laws. It also failed to provide workers with tip credit that would bring them up to the federal minimum wage. The casino has declined to comment on the lawsuits, but the company has not yet responded to them in court. According to Muller, the casino has not yet responded to the lawsuit. Neither the casino nor its attorneys would comment on the matter.
Security guards at MGM MIRAGE
Several security workers at MGM MIRAGE are suing Caesars Entertainment Inc., claiming they are not paid overtime for work beyond a standard 40-hour week. These workers claim they are entitled to overtime pay, but were denied it because they were not allowed to attend security briefings until 15 minutes before their shift began. Many other properties share this policy. Regardless of who is responsible for the situation, employees should be aware of their rights and make sure they get them.
While there is no precedent for security guards suing casino owners, the situation is likely to be a hot button in future union elections. The issue of worker overtime is not new. Workers can file a lawsuit in most states to get their due. Currently, there are two major unions in the casino industry: Unite Here and NUMBER 39. Both unions have a high number of members, and they are both growing rapidly.
Security guards at Caesars Entertainment
Several casino workers are suing Caesars over alleged underpayment of overtime wages. They claim that Caesars violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by forcing security guards to spend 15 minutes at pre-shift briefings, even though they did not work an additional hour. In addition, the companies are required to keep their uniforms and require their workers to work overtime without proper compensation.
The parties in these cases disagree on how to proceed in these cases. Defendants argue that collective action is not appropriate for this class of employees, but concede that security guards at Caesars’ Elizabeth, Indiana, facility are similarly situated. But plaintiffs’ arguments based on existing Plaintiffs’ evidence do not support certification of a class. In addition, a lawsuit settlement may not be sufficient to establish company policy as a matter of law.