September 2, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada Supreme Court justices are preparing to weigh in on a fight over a pooling policy that forces some casino workers to share their tips with supervisors.
Attorneys for Wynn Las Vegas and a group of casino employees argued their cases before the court Wednesday.
The dealers argue $5 million a year is being diverted to supervisors. They claim the policy was enacted in 2006 to provide raises for supervisors without taking it out of corporate coffers.
Wynn notes the dealers' union approved the deal.
A state labor commissioner ruled against the dealers in 2010, but the next year, a Clark County District judge ruled Wynn's policy violates state law.
Wynn, which operates the Wynn and Encore casinos on the Strip, then appealed to the Supreme Court.