BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyers for Maryland Live! Casino are asking a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit accusing its operators of using a dealer school as a prop for job training to avoid paying the minimum wage.

In a motion to dismiss obtained by The Daily Record, the Hanover casino’s attorneys argue that the people who attended a three-month training program were not employees and the casino didn’t gain any immediate benefit from their work.

READ MORE: Biden, Lawmakers At Tribute For Slain Capitol Police Officer William 'Billy' Evans

The class-action lawsuit was filed last month in Baltimore by three people who underwent months of training to become dealers at the casino last year.

READ MORE: Baltimore City Health Officials Say They Will Switch To Moderna Doses While Johnson & Johnson On Pause

The lawsuit accuses Maryland Live! of disguising job training as a school in partnership with Anne Arundel County Community College, and telling potential dealers they were fortunate the training courses were free.

MORE NEWS: Hagerstown Mass Vaccination Site To Honor Johnson & Johnson Vaccination Appointments, Switching To Pfizer

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)