4th Circ. Hands W.Va. Casino Workers 50% OT Premium

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 5:20 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit has ruled that a trio of former horse-racing officials at a West Virginia casino were only entitled to overtime compensation at half of their hourly rate — not the time-and-a-half rate they wanted.

The former horse-racing officials at PNGI Charles Town Gaming PLLC should be paid at a 50 percent premium for uncompensated overtime and the district court should reconsider the issue of willfulness, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Friday.

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