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Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati Accused of Violating Wage Laws


For Immediate Release / Advertising Material

May 8, 2024 -- A putative class and collective action lawsuit is pending against Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati for allegedly failing to pay its tipped employees properly under federal law and, as a result, under state law.  

The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid wages for tipped employees who worked at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati within the last three years.  Eligible persons who want to join this action can submit a Consent to Join form to participate in the litigation.


The complaint alleges that Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati violated its employees’ rights by failing to inform tipped employees of the required tip credit provisions before paying them a sub-minimum wage.  As a result, the complaint alleges, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati cannot rely on the FLSA's "tip credit" provision and pay employees a sub-minimum base wage.  The complaint seeks as damages the difference between the base wage and the full minimum wage for all hours worked by employees during the applicable time period, and an additional equal amount as liquidated damages. 


The case is Schottelkotte v. Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, LLC, Case No. 1:24-cv-00268-MWM, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.


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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