Exotic Dancers Are Employees Under FLSA: Judge

Law360, New York (September 8, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge said Wednesday that a class of 80 current and former exotic dancers should be classified as employees and not independent contractors in their suit over unpaid wages against Galardi South Enterprises Consulting Inc., proprietors of Atlanta’s Club Onyx.

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story granted the dancers' motion for partial summary judgment, holding that their relationship with club owners and operators constituted an employee-employer relationship under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Judge Story ordered the parties to mediate the rest of the...
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