NYC Strippers Win Initial Cert. In Collective Action

Law360, New York (October 27, 2010, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Wednesday preliminarily certified a collective action brought by strippers who claim that the Penthouse Executive Club, an upscale adult nightclub in Manhattan, failed to pay them minimum wage and overtime and confiscated portions of their tips.

Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the plaintiffs' motion for conditional certification of a collective action filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, the Penthouse Executive Club and two individual defendants will still have...
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