Dancers Win Class Cert. in FLSA Suit Against Ga. Nightclub

By Aaron Vehling (July 7, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge has granted certification to a class of go-go dancers who have accused an Atlanta-based nightclub of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to adequately pay them and then later retaliating against dancers who decided to join the lawsuit.

The plaintiff, a former dancer at BJ Roosters, had alleged that the club misclassified dancers as independent contractors and did not pay them for their work — and after his initial lawsuit, the former dancer says, BJ Roosters intimidated and retaliated against putative class members. In his July 3 order, U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story said...

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