5th Circ. Tells Strip Club To ID Dancers It May Owe Wages
By Jon Steingart (June 19, 2020, 8:41 PM EDT) -- A strip club has to produce the names and arbitration agreements of dancers who may be eligible to join a proposed collective action alleging it misclassified workers as independent contractors, the Fifth Circuit ruled Friday.
But while the three-judge panel held that Spiros Partners Limited, which does business as Rick's Cabaret San Antonio, does have to produce that information, it doesn't have to produce the records of its past workplace disputes with performers whose cases had been diverted to arbitration, vacating part of a lower court's order.
The lower court had denied Rick's Cabaret's request to immediately appeal its order because...
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