Imperial Pacific workers start legal fight

Credits: G3 Newswire
Credits: G3 Newswire

Former workers of Imperial Pacific set a legal fight against the casino due to allegedly unpaid salary demands.

Northern Mariana Islands.- Imperial Pacific has recently begun its operations and alleged illegal workers decided to start a legal battle. The former workers state that casino authorities have not paid the agreed salary and have refused to obtain the money offered by operators during the first scheduled legal meeting.

“The workers [have] some issues with the calculations,” commented Imperial Pacific legal counsel Charles McDonald, according to AGBrief. “[We’re] hoping to resolve it soon.” The offer presented by Imperial Pacific authorities has been rejected by 37 of the illegal employees.

“It is understood that the workers were initially offered compensation by IPI after learning the companies that hired them through a third-party subcontractor, MCC International and Beilida Overseas (CNMI) Ltd. reportedly fled the island,” continues the statement. “The workers were offered  minimum wage plus overtime and a one-way ticket back to China, but refused to accept the offer, deeming the amount to be too low.”

The Imperial Pacific casino would be evaluated by the Senate Committee on Gaming, which would begin its assessment next month with a visit to the venue. The Committee chair Sen. Justo Quitugua has urged the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) for documents to prove “an in-depth understanding of the financial aspects of the gaming industry.”

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