Employees of Grand Sierra Resort & Casino File Class Action Lawsuit Seeking Damages Approaching $50 Million.

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On behalf of thousands of current and former employees of the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, a class action lawsuit has been filed that alleges that the resort administration intentionally deprived workers of wages and overtime they were entitled to.  This illegal behavior allegedly involved habitually requiring workers to complete assigned chores off the clock.  The employees of the casino resort claim that they should have been compensated for this additional work, and that in failing to pay them, the company is liable for damages under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act and the Nevada Constitution.

Between 2,000 and 4,800 employees, all having worked at the Grand Sierra in the past several years, have joined the class action lawsuit.  Many have submitted claims that they were asked to work additional hours for the company that they were never paid for. 

According to the plaintiffs’ attorneys, the Casino intentionally neglected to pay their employees for pre- and post-shift activities, such as retrieving keys, radios and cash, and completing paperwork, and attending mandatory training sessions.  In an effort to withhold pay, the company allegedly took numerous illegal shortcuts.  They rounded hours to the nearest full hour, and had employees perform work while not officially “clocked in.” In this deceptive way, employees were not being paid for their services.

Incredibly, the complaint also claims that if an employee was to file for overtime or refuse to comply with the company’s requests to work outside the paid hours, they would be written a citation.  If they received too many citations, their employment would be subsequently terminated.

Counsel for the plaintiffs claim that, by adding the estimated total hours of pay, the total amount of lost wages is nearly $50 million. 

Unfortunately, many employers today do not have their employees’ best interests at heart.  Some will take every measure imaginable to save money. Withholding hard-earned wages is a significant problem for workers and their families, who rely on every single dollar to stay afloat.  If you or your loved one has been deprived of their rightful employee benefits or wages, contact our highly-skilled Boston worker’s compensation lawyers today.   For years, we have helped our clients obtain the money damages that they are entitled to.  Contact our firm 24/7 to discuss your potential claim in a free and confidential consultation.  Your needs are our top priority!

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