Lawsuit Against Live! Casino & Hotel for Minimum Wage Violations, Gaming License Deductions

A class and collective action lawsuit has been filed against PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC d/b/a Live! Casino & Hotel outside Baltimore, Maryland for failing to pay its tipped employees properly under federal and Maryland wage laws. 

The complaint alleges that Live! Casino & Hotel violated tipped employees’ rights by:

  • Failing to pay minimum wage and claiming a tip credit without providing a valid tip credit notice; and
  • Deducting the cost of obtaining and renewing state-issued gaming licenses from employees’ wages.

Employees may be eligible to participate in this case if they meet the following criteria: (1)

  1. Worked at Live! Casino & Hotel at any time during the last three years.
  2. Were paid a direct cash wage (i.e., the amount paid by the casino not counting tips) of $7.24 or less and/or had the cost of a state-issued gaming license deducted from their wages.

Employees who are interested in participating in this case can contact us by email at marylandlivecasinocase@stuevesiegel.com OR by leaving a detailed voicemail (including name, phone number, email, casino where worked, and dates of employment) at (855) 803-8376.

The case is Day v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC d/b/a Live! Casino & Hotel, Case No. 1:20-cv-01120, pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  The Plaintiff is represented by George Hanson and Alex Ricke of Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP and Ryan L. McClelland of McClelland of McClelland Law Firm, P.C.

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