A former Wind Creek Bethlehem employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against the casino, claiming that it paid him and other tipped employee below the minimum wage required under state and federal law.
Jacob Bartakovits filed his complaint in the US District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania this past Tuesday. He is represented by Derrek Cummings of the McClelland Law Firm. Mr. Bartakovits’s lawyer asked the case to be handled as a class-action lawsuit.
Mr. Bartakovits worked as a table games dealer at Wind Creek Bethlehem between August 2018 and October 2019. His position was an hourly, non-exempt one, according to the recently filed lawsuit.
During that time, Wind Creek Hospitality purchased Wind Creek Bethlehem (formerly Sands Bethlehem) from Las Vegas casino powerhouse Las Vegas Sands in a $1.4 billion deal. The transaction closed in the summer of 2019.