MGM Casinos Underpay Tipped Workers, Lawsuit Says (1)

May 6, 2020, 11:52 PM; Updated: May 7, 2020, 2:04 PM

MGM Resorts International and its casinos have shortchanged tipped employees by paying them lower, credited wages when they aren’t eligible to do so, according to a proposed collective action filed Wednesday.

María D. Maldonado, who worked at the MGM-owned Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, sued both companies in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Maldonado alleges that MGM and its subsidiary casinos are joint employers liable for minimum wage violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and seeks to represent other tipped employees at Borgata and MGM-owned casinos in Maryland, Michigan, and Mississippi. ...

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