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Wynn Tip-Sharing Policy Headed To High Court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight over a tip-pooling policy that forces some casino workers to share their tips with their supervisors is headed to the state Supreme Court after a district court judge overturned a previous finding by Nevada’s labor commissioner.

Clark County District Judge Kenneth Cory last week ruled Steve Wynn’s policy, in place at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, is contrary to state law.

Cory said employees can’t be forced to share tips with supervisors or employees in other kinds of jobs.

A lawyer for Wynn Resorts says the company will appeal.

Attorneys for the dealers argue $5 million per year is being diverted from dealers to supervisors. They claim the policy was enacted in 2006 to provide raises for supervisors without taking it out of corporate coffers.

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