FORT LAUDERDALE – A former poker dealer has filed a class-action suit against a casino over allegations of labor law violations.
Dietz filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of all
others similarly situated filed a complaint on March 22 in the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Gulfstream
Park Racing Association Inc., doing business as Gulfstream Park Racing
and Casino, alleging that the casino operator violated the Fair Labor
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges
that he was employed by the defendant from September 2014 and April
2015. The plaintiff holds Gulfstream Park Racing Association Inc.
responsible because the defendant allegedly illegally claimed tip-credit
for the plaintiff and willfully refused to properly compensate him for
the full minimum wage and overtime compensation under the FLSA.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the
defendant for all damages and relief under the FLSA, liquidated damages,
attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses and all other relief the court
deems just and proper. He is represented by Christopher J. Whitelock and
David Frank of Whitelock & Associates PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60586