Judge Gives Certification for Class-Action Suit against Boyd Gaming Corporation

Cogburn Law Offices announced that a U.S. District Court judge ruled Boyd Gaming employees nationwide can participate in a wage and overtime lawsuit.LAS VEGAS – Cogburn Law Offices recently announced that a U.S. District Court judge in Las Vegas ruled current and former Boyd Gaming employees nationwide can participate in a wage and overtime lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by Cogburn Law Offices on behalf of current and former Boyd Gaming employees may recoup millions of dollars in unpaid wages.

Cogburn Law Offices filed the class action lawsuit against Boyd Gaming for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Current and former employees allege Boyd Gaming failed to pay overtime wages to employees for work performed in excess of 40 hours per week. Employees allege Boyd Gaming rounded down (“shaved”) time without their knowledge and required workers to work off the clock, resulting in improper calculations of wages and unpaid overtime.

There are claims of unfair compensation at all of Boyd Gaming’s 22 gaming properties nationwide. The FLSA provides standards for minimum wage and overtime compensation. Current and former employees who worked for Boyd Gaming at any time in the past 3 years and were required to punch-in or punch-out for work are eligible to participate in the nationwide overtime collective-action lawsuit against Boyd Gaming.

“All employees deserve to be compensated for their labor and hard work. Oftentimes, people do not know where to turn when they are faced with a conflict against a large corporation such as Boyd Gaming,” said Jamie Cogburn, partner at Cogburn Law Offices. “At Cogburn Law Offices, it is our mission to protect the rights of people in all of our practice areas, whether it’s against casinos, convenience stores, banks or insurance companies.”

Current and former employees of Boyd Gaming, who worked for the company at any time from May 2010 to May 2013 are eligible to participate in the lawsuit. Those employees will be notified and will have the opportunity to join the lawsuit as plaintiffs by completing a simple form.

For more information on the collective-action lawsuit against Boyd Gaming or to schedule a free consultation, contact Cogburn Law Offices at 702-384-3616. To learn more about Cogburn Law Offices, visit http://cogburnlaw.com/.

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  • Jersey girl

    I’m a Boyd Gaming employee not in Nevada. I’m a back of the house hourly employee. We punch a time clock and are required to do so within 7 minutes before our start time and then within 7 minutes of our ending time. As long as we don’t leave the property, we are paid for the one hour we take for lunch, that is, we don’t punch out and then back in for lunch. I am paid my hourly rate for 40 hours, but actually only work 35 hours. The property I work at is manic about avoiding overtime costs, and my department particularly so, including making sure no one works off the clock. Believe it or not, we have people here who hate to leave mid-task, and want to get at a reasonable starting point to pick up at the next day, even if it means a few extra minutes of work past 5 p.m. Management is absolutely firm on this point. I don’t understand where this class action complaint is coming from, but I received my notification letter yesterday, and no, we didn’t receive previous warning about it from anyone at the property level.

    Personally, I believe no one makes out on these lawsuits except the lawyers. Nothing wrong has been done to me, so I want no part of it.