Court Of Appeals Holds Security Checks In Nevada Must Be Paid

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 »

Missouri Corrections Officers Win $113M Verdict In Wage Class Action

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 »

Wynn Resorts Battle With Dealers Over Tip Sharing Continues

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 »

Justices Turn Away Tip Pool Suits After Congress Steps In

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 »

Wynn Dealers Closer To Big Payday After Court Ruling Left Standing

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 »

Ninth Circuit Affirms Labor Ready $4.5 Settlement

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 »

Reno Gazette Journal Reports On Nevada Department of Corrections Case

  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 »

TLC Casino adv. Williams

This is a class action for violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) for the improper acquisition and use of consumer and/or investigative consumer reports to conduct background and credit checks on prospective employees. Plaintiff alleges Defendant violated the FCRA by failing to comply with federal mandates for obtaining and using background and credit… Read more »

Hussong’s Las Vegas adv. Greene Lewis

This is a class action on behalf of hourly paid employees for violations of Nevada’s minimum wage and overtime wage laws. Under Nevada law, employers who offer health benefits are entitled to pay their employees the lower tier minimum wage of $7.25 as long as the health insurance offered to the employee is less than… Read more »