CASE UPDATE - 5/14/12
The Nevada Labor Commissioner has rejected our request that he issue an immediate order that Wynn stop taking tips. You can read a copy of that decision HERE. Because Wynn is appealing Judge Cory's decision he would, under applicable law, very likely not have to actually stop taking the tips until the appeal is decided. We believe he should have had to put the tip money is escrow or post a bond to protect the dealers' money until the appeal was resolved. The Labor Commissioner disagreed. The Wynn is a very profitable and well capitalized corporation so presumably it will have no problem paying the dealers if it loses the appeal.
CERTAIN UPDATES AFTER 2/19/09 ARE ON THE HOME PAGE
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON CASE - FEBRUARY 19, 2009
TODAY THE LABOR COMMISSIONER DIRECTED THAT A HEARING WILL BE HELD ON OUR CASE ON JULY 7, 2009 TO JULY 10, 2009. HE ALSO EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO GET OUR CASE MOVING TO A RESOLUTION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THIS IS GOOD NEWS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON CASE - JANUARY 15, 2009
WAS HELD TODAY WITH THE LABOR COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE. MUCH TO OUR
DISAPPOINTMENT, THE INDICATIONS WERE THAT NO HEARING WILL BE HELD IN
THIS CASE IN THE NEXT ONE OR TWO MONTHS. ALTHOUGH NOTHING WAS FIRMLY
DECIDED, THERE WAS A DISCUSSION OF HOLDING A HEARING IN AUGUST. THE
ATTORNEYS FOR THE WYNN WERE PLEASED TO HAVE A HEARING SET FOR AUGUST
2009 AND BY DOING SO SEEM TO INDICATE THAT THEY, AND THE WYNN CASINO,
FEEL IT IS ADVANTAGEOUS TO THEM TO DELAY AS LONG AS POSSIBLE THE
DEALERS' CASE. LEON GREENBERG, WHO WAS IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS MEETING,
URGED THAT AN EARLIER DATE BE SET, NO LATER THAN MAY OR JUNE AND IF
POSSIBLE EVEN EARLIER. A FURTHER MEETING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 28,
2009. WE EXPECT A HEARING DATE TO BE SET AT THAT TIME.
A COPY OF THE LABOR COMMISSIONER'S ORDER OF JANUARY 14, 2009 IS NOW POSTED ON OUR CASE INFORMATION PAGE.
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON CASE - JANUARY 14, 2009
TODAY WE WERE ADVISED THAT THE LABOR COMMISSIONER IS ISSUING AN ORDER THAT WILL EXTEND THE "PAYBACK" PERIOD BY WYNN TO THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE THE LABOR COMMISSIONER DECIDES THE DEALERS' CASE. WHAT THIS MEANS IS THAT IF THE LABOR COMMISSIONER ISSUES AN ORDER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2009, AND THAT ORDER IS IN FAVOR OF THE DEALERS, WYNN WILL HAVE TO PAY BACK ALL OF THE TIPS WYNN TOOK FROM ALL OF THE DEALERS, INCLUDING THE DEALERS WHO HAVE NOT FILED CLAIMS WITH THE LABOR COMMISSIONER. THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS IN TERMS OF PRESERVING THE CLAIMS OF ALL DEALERS. THIS WAS SOMETHING THE ATTORNEYS RUNNING THIS WEBSITE FOUGHT HARD TO GET THE LABOR COMMISSIONER TO DO. NO OTHER ATTORNEYS ASSISTED IN THAT EFFORT WHICH WAS OPPOSED BY WYNN'S ATTORNEYS WHO WANTED TO SEE THE DEALERS' CLAIMS CUT OFF AND LIMITED. THE LABOR COMMISSIONER'S SIGNED ORDER ON THIS WILL BE POSTED SOON.