Boyd Gaming Accused of Violating Federal Wage Laws


For Immediate Release

May 24, 2019 (KANSAS CITY, KS) – A collective action lawsuit has been filed against Boyd Gaming Corporation, a national casino entertainment company, and one of its subsidiary casinos doing business as Kansas Star Casino for failing to pay its tipped employees properly under federal  wage laws.

The complaint alleges that Boyd violated their employees’ rights by: (1) failing to inform tipped employees of the required tip credit provisions before paying a sub-federal minimum wage; and (2) operating an illegal tip pool for tipped employees.  Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Boyd required tipped employees to participate in a tip pool and then improperly allocated funds from the tip pool to manager and supervisor employees who are not customarily tipped employees and who are not permitted to participate in the tip pool. 


The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages and tips for hourly, tipped employees who worked at one of Boyd’s casinos between May 24, 2016 and the present.  Eligible persons who want to join this action can submit a Consent to Join form to participate in the litigation.


The case is Roger James v. Boyd Gaming Corporation, et al., No. 2:19-cv-02260, pending in the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas.  The named plaintiff is a dual rate supervisor at Boyd’s Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas.  He is represented by McClelland Law Firm, P.C. and Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP. 


For additional information, please contact:

Ryan L. McClelland

McClelland Law Firm, P.C.  

200 Westwoods Drive

Liberty, Missouri 64068


Alexander T. Ricke

Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP

460 Nichols Road, Suite 200

Kansas City, Missouri 64112


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