MGM Springfield reached a $6.8 million settlement with the Attorney General’s Office over the allegations that the company committed wage and hour violations to impact 2,036 workers. As Boston Herald reports, the settlement includes the obligation for MGM Springfield to compensate the workers for its alleged failures referring to overtime work and tip retention.
Settlement Agreement Reached:
According to the source, the agreement between Attorney General Andrea Campbell‘s office and the company includes restitution and penalties, as well as the MGM Springfield‘s right to remain silent as far as the allegations are concerned. Therefore the casino giant has neither confirmed or denied the failure but has agreed upon the $6.8 million settlement of the issue.
Boston Herald further reports that MGM Springfield has allegedly failed to pay minimum wage to employees receiving tips or working overtime. The company has allegedly also failed to make timely payments and provide paid sick leaves and unlawfully retained tips earned by employees. According to the source, the allegations refer to an extended period of time.
Dara Cohen, director of regional corporate communications for MGM Resorts International, told the source: “We take our compliance obligations seriously and have made proactive updates since 2019 to address this issue. We will continue to invest in training and regular reviews of our policies and procedures to ensure ongoing compliance.” On the other hand, Attorney General Campbell reportedly said: “MGM Springfield’s failure to provide its employees, especially service workers earning an hourly wage and relying on tips, with their full wages and benefits made it more difficult for these employees to take care of themselves and their families. My office will continue to hold accountable those who violate our wage and hour laws.”
MGM Springfield’s Liability Under the Agreement: