This is a collective and class action case on behalf of employees of various hotel/resort/casino properties under federal and Nevada law for unpaid wages, overtime wages, and breach of contract for failure to pay employees for pre-shift work.
Plaintiff alleges Defendant required employees to arrive three to seven minutes prior to the beginning of their regularly scheduled shifts to begin work tasks but impermissibly rounded this time off of employees’ time for pay purposes. Plaintiff also alleges that Defendant did not include bonus and other nondiscretionary payments when calculating overtime wages due.
Defendant owns and/or operates several hotel/resort/casino properties including:
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Lake Tahoe
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
- Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
- Avi Resort & Casino
- Buenavue Casino
- Airway Heights Casino
- Chewelah Casino
- Casino Apache Travel Center & Ski Apache
This case has tentatively settled, and the Court has granted preliminary approval of the Settlement Agreement. Notice to employees who worked for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe between April 6, 2014 and March 3, 2019 instructing them how to claim their portion of the settlement or exclude themselves from the settlement should go out in early June to July 2019.
The Court granted final approval of the confidential Settlement in August 2019 and Settlement payments were mailed in September 2019.