From Utah Employment Lawyer —
Last week, six exotic dancers filed a collective action (class action) case against the King of Diamonds strip club and its parent company Galardi South Enterprises Consulting Inc., for violations of wage and overtime laws. This strip club’s parent company settled a similar lawsuit for $1.55 million in Georgia a couple of years ago.
The adult entertainers who work at the Miami-based club asserted that they have been misclassified as independent contractors, and thus have not been paid their regular wages and overtime. The complaint asserted that the defendants, the club and its parent company, knew or should have known that misclassifying dancers as “independent contractor” instead of classifying them as employees was a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The complaint asserted that the club violated the FLSA by failing to pay minimum wages and overtime pay to the adult entertainers.”
Read the full story at Exotic Dancers – Misclassified as Independent Contractors and Not Paid Overtime Pay. [post no longer available]
- Don’t Misclassify Workers as Independent Contractors (nathansgibson.org)
- If Exotic Dancers Aren’t Independent Contractors, Who Is?