Thaoho v. Capitol Casino, Inc.

Class Action Settlement Information

This class action was filed on behalf of non-exempt cardroom dealers who worked at the Capitol Casino in Sacramento, CA at any time during the period of February 28, 2014 through August 1, 2019. The workers seek damages and penalties for missed meal and rest periods and derivative violations of the California Labor Code. The workers allege that the Casino failed to provide them with compliant meal breaks, and as a result failed to pay them all wages due, including minimum wages, overtime wages, and premium wages for non-compliant meal periods, failed to provide accurate wage statements, and failed to timely pay final wages. Plaintiff also alleged that Defendant’s Tip Pooling policy as applied to Cardroom Dealers was unlawful in that it required the dealers to pay some of their tips to their supervisors. Plaintiff also alleges that the Class is entitled to penalties under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, Labor Code sections 2698, et seq. (“PAGA”) for these underlying violations.

The Court has granted preliminary approval and scheduled a hearing to consider the workers’ motion for Final Approval of the settlement on November 6, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in Dept. 35 of the Sacramento County Superior Court. The Court’s preliminary approval order and other relevant documents can be viewed below: