Former employees of Caesars Entertainment, which operates Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, are suing the company.

Two PA casino employees have filed a complaint against Caesars over wages that allegedly went unpaid. The plaintiffs claim that Harrah’s time clock also penalized multiple employees’ hours.

PA casino employees sue Caesars to recover wages and damages

Christopher Cvijic and Spencer McLaughlin have filed a collective and class action complaint against Caesars Entertainment.

The two have filed the complaint in an attempt to recover unpaid wages, liquidated damages, interest and more.

Here are some of the complaints filed by Cvijic and McLaughlin:

  • Since 2019, Defendant used a time clock that penalized its casino floor employees who “clocked-out” after having worked more than eight hours. Despite having worked more than eight hours, employees would only be credited as if they worked seven hours and 45 minutes.
  • Within the past three years, this has happened to hundreds of Defendant employees at its Chester, Pennsylvania casino – including Cvijic and McLaughlin – on thousands of occasions.
  • Within the past three years, Defendant has also forced many of its employees at Harrah’s to perform work for which they were not compensated. This included performing post-shift card/dice inventories, providing post-shift assistance with jackpots and participating in mandatory off-the-clock trainings.
  • As such, Defendant employees had to perform work for which there was no accurate means of capturing their time. They were not fully compensated for their efforts.

Cvijic and McLaughlin state Caesars has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. Caesars allegedly also violated the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

Other Harrah’s Philadelphia employees entitled to wages not received

Cvijic and McLaughlin have their names on the complaint, but they are also representing a larger group of people.

The complaint is titled Filed on behalf of Plaintiffs: Christopher Cvijic, Spencer McLaughlin, & The Putative Collective/Class.

A putative class action is brought by one or more named plaintiffs on behalf of a potential group of similarly situated individuals (known as a class), who allegedly suffered a common mistreatment.

The complaint says:

“While working as a dual-rate supervisor, supervisor, and/or as a dual-rate assistant shift manager (DRASM) for Defendant, Cvijic, McLaughlin, and other similarly situated employees should have, at all times, received at least the minimum wage for all hours in which they worked.”

PA online casino will continue to update this situation further as more information comes forward.

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