Penthouse Club Strippers Score $8M Wage Settlement

Law360, New York (April 8, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT) -- Exotic dancers who had filed a wage-and-hour class action against the Penthouse Executive Club in Manhattan sought preliminary approval Friday for an $8 million settlement with the adult-entertainment club, which they had accused of misclassifying them as independent contractors to deny them employee rights.

The dancers, who filed the suit in late 2009 alleging the gentlemen’s club had violated state and federal laws, also requested Friday that the court certify a class that would include all 1,245 entertainers who performed at Penthouse from the beginning of 2004 through...
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