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Chicago Strip Club Shorted Dancers, Took Tips, Class Says

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 4:25 PM EDT) -- Well-known Chicago strip club Admiral Theatre was hit with a proposed class action in Illinois federal court Wednesday by dancers who say the venue failed to pay them minimum wage and forced them to kick back a portion of their tips after every shift.

Lead plaintiff Paulina Wisniewska claims the Admiral and its owner, Sam Cecola, controlled every aspect of the dancers’ work lives, dictating everything from what they wear to when they can leave the club. But Cecola still classified the dancers as independent contractors...
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Case Information

Case Title

Wisniewska v. Admiral Theatre Inc et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

710(Labor: Fair Standards)


Honorable Robert W. Gettleman

Date Filed

July 11, 2018

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