Rise In FLSA Litigation Leaves Strip Clubs Exposed

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 10:13 PM EDT) -- Strip club owners have long played by different rules when it comes to compensating dancers, but as wage-and-hour suits alleging dancers are misclassified gain traction in the courts, some owners are revisiting how they compensate their talent, attorneys said.

On April 29, the District of Columbia ruled that a local club had misclassified five exotic dancers as independent contractors in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Other courts — including the Fifth Circuit, federal courts in South Dakota, Florida and Texas, the Montana Supreme Court,...
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