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After eight years of litigation, including the Nevada claims by Amazon employees being dismissed two times, and now reversed and reinstated by two separate Courts of Appeal, the 6th Circuit recently held that time spent undergoing security checks must be paid under Nevada law.   Law360 (September 19, 2018, 5:12 PM EDT) — Amazon warehouse… Read more »

Law360 (August 16, 2018, 9:26 PM EDT) — A central Missouri jury has awarded $113.7 million to a class of 13,000 corrections officers, after the officers alleged the Missouri Department of Corrections failed to pay them for work they did before and after shifts at prisons across the Show-Me State. The verdict on Tuesday followed… Read more »

From Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nearly 12 years ago, hundreds of Wynn Las Vegas dealers filed the first of several lawsuits against the company to stop what they consider to be the unlawful sharing of their tips with “casino service team leads,” who dealers claim are supervisors. The amount at stake is about $50 million, according… Read more »

Law360 (June 25, 2018, 5:55 PM EDT) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away two appeals challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2011 rule barring businesses from making tipped workers share their gratuities with nontipped workers such as dishwashers, declining the cases after Congress pulled parts of the rule in this year’s federal… Read more »

From Las Vegas Review Journal by Todd Prince Hundreds of Wynn Las Vegas dealers are a step closer to a long-awaited fat paycheck. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition by Wynn Las Vegas to overturn a lower court’s ruling that the casino operator must end its practice of sharing dealer tips with… Read more »

In March 2018, President Trump signed into law a bill that includes the Tip Income Protection Act of 2018. The law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), providing that “[a]n employer may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips,… Read more »

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims that the settlement originally reached in 2013 and amended in 2016 was flawed, ruling that the presiding Judge did not abuse his discretion in finding the settlement fair. Law360 (May 18, 2018, 8:09 PM EDT) — The Ninth Circuit affirmed a $4.5 million settlement resolving wage and… Read more »

  The State of Nevada could be on the hook for $60 million for unpaid work done by correctional officers at Nevada’s prisons. The Reno Gazette Journal recently published an article that quotes founding Partner, Mark R. Thierman’s thoughts on the case. Nevada state prison guards — already under fire for budget-busting overtime payments —… Read more »

A nine month investigation by POLITICO reveals an estimated $15 billion in wages have been stolen from low and minimum wage workers across the U.S. …which found that workers are so lightly protected that six states have no investigators to handle minimum-wage violations, while 26 additional states have fewer than 10 investigators. Given the widespread… Read more »

Nevada lawmakers have it out for strippers. According to a lawsuit in Federal Court, a city order in Reno requires that female dancers register with the government to obtain “work cards” before they can legally perform. To secure one, dancers must be fingerprinted, disclose work history, pay a hefty fee and agree to an FBI… Read more »