FORT LAUDERDALE – A former poker dealer has filed a class-action suit against a casino over allegations of labor law violations.

Thomas 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 Standards Act.

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.

The 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

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