Exotic Dancers Win Cert. In Miami Club OT Suit

By Vin Gurrieri (October 24, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT) -- A Florida magistrate judge conditionally certified a collective class of exotic dancers Thursday in their lawsuit accusing a Miami strip club of stiffing them on wages and overtime, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman granted a request for conditional class certification by a class of exotic dancers at the Miami-based King of Diamonds gentlemen's club. The dancers are claiming that the club's policy of classifying and paying them as independent contractors violated FLSA as well as state labor statutes.

The judge, however, rejected the plaintiffs' proposed class notice, saying that certain language contained in...

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