W.Va. Casino Raids Tip Pool To Fund Time Off, Dealers Say

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 3:19 PM EST) -- A West Virginia casino owned by Penn National Gaming Inc. got hit with a workers’ wage suit Wednesday as dealers alleged that the casino breaks state and federal law because it relies on a pooled tip fund to finance payment of future paid time off that employees may never receive.

Lead plaintiff Linda Barrick, a dealer at the PNGI subsidiary Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, asserted in her complaint that tips collected at the casino accrue in a pool to be distributed according to the number of hours each employee works, but that the casino dips into...

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