Exotic Dancers Are Employees Under FLSA, Ga. Judge Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (January 3, 2014, 6:34 PM EST) -- Exotic dancers who are suing a strip club for alleged wage-and-hour violations are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, rather than independent contractors, because their services are an integral part of the club's business, a Georgia federal judge ruled this week.  

In an order issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. granted the exotic dancers' motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of whether they constitute employees under the FLSA. The judge rejected arguments by Great American Dream Inc., which does...
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