Atlanta Strippers Get $1.5M To Drop Overtime Suit

Law360, New York (June 15, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday signed off on a $1.55 million class settlement for 73 exotic dancers who claimed they'd been stiffed on overtime, nine months after declaring that the Atlanta strippers were employees under federal labor law.

U.S. District Judge Richard W. Story said in September that the dancers' relationship with Galardi South Enterprises Consulting Inc., proprietors of Atlanta's Club Onyx, constituted an employee-employer relationship under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The owners had claimed the women were independent contractors, a common practice in...
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