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Casino Workers Reach Settlement in Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

Santa Clara, CA: Preliminary approval of a settlement in an unpaid overtime class action lawsuit has been granted, potentially ending a lawsuit brought by casino workers in Ohio against Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati.

In the lawsuit the plaintiffs claim the Casino violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act by misclassifying table games supervisors as exempt from overtime pay, according to a joint motion requesting the approval.

The proposed $775,000 settlement would be divided such that a total of $25,000 in service awards would go to two current named plaintiffs and one former named plaintiff. Settlement payments to class members would be made on a prorated basis, based on the number of weeks they worked as table games supervisors from January 2013 to when the deal receives preliminary approval, according to the motion. The $470,000 set aside for class member claims would represent approximately 56 percent of the $826,116 that the workers estimated they were due, according to court documents.

Settlement class members would have 30 days from the time a mailing goes out alerting them of the deal to either object to or to opt out of the settlement, according to the motion.

The case is Oberfoell et al. v. Horseshoe Cincinnati Management LLC d/b/a Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, case number 1:14-cv-00666, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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Published on Feb-5-16


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Can we get this class action suit to be applied to food and beverage supervisors who normally work 45-60 hours with no overtime?

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