USA: Rivers Casino Schenectady in New York Agrees to $5.5M Worker Settlement reports

The parent company of Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in upstate New York is settling a class action lawsuit brought by its workers for about $5.5 million.

n April, attorneys representing plaintiff Kendra Brown filed a class and collective action complaint against Rush Street Gaming, LLC, and Capital Region Gaming, LLC — collectively the owner and operator of Rivers Schenectady. Brown alleged that she and many of her other hourly tipped colleagues haven’t been properly paid for their overtime work.

Brown was employed at Rivers Schenectady as a cocktail server. Brown served gamblers on the casino floor from April 2017 through December 2019.

During her time at Rivers, Brown claimed the casino didn’t adhere to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law. Brown’s lawsuit alleges that the casino didn’t properly calculate overtime pay for her and other tipped hourly workers.

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