Missouri Tipped Employee Lawsuit Against Casino Operator Certified as Class and Collective Action
A recent ruling by a Missouri federal judge cleared the way for workers at two Missouri casinos to move forward with their case as a class and collective action lawsuit. On September 27, 2021, Stueve Siegel Hanson and McClelland Law Firm secured conditional and class certification on behalf of employees at Argosy Casino Riverside and Hollywood Casino St. Louis in a wage and hour suit brought against the two casinos.
In a significant victory for the group of minimum wage and tipped employees, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri Judge Stephen R. Bough found the certification requirements had been met for classes of workers who allege tip pool violations and for a class of workers whose wages were deducted to obtain and maintain state-issued gaming licenses.
News of the decision was reported on by media outlets including Law360 (subscription required) and Casino.org.
This marks the fourth casino class and conditional certification win in the last six months that the firms have secured on behalf of hourly employees at casinos around the country. George Hanson, Alexander Ricke, and Caleb Wagner of Stueve Siegel Hanson are representing the plaintiffs.
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