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Strippers File Class Action Law Suit Against Several Detroit Strip Clubs

October 29, 2013 Uncategorized

A class action law suit filed by strippers against several Detroit area strip clubs alleges that the club owners violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and state minimum wage laws.

The suit contends that club owners were able to evade legal obligations under state employment laws by classifying dancers as independent contractors rather than as employees.

Instead of being paid at least minimum wage for their services dancers were required to pay the club owners a set rate per shift. In addition, dancers were required to pay numerous fines for infractions such as being late, and had to pay $75 fees to use rooms for private dances. On top of that dancers still had to tip out actual employees of the club.

The civil complaint, filed in the federal Eastern District of Michigan, quotes passages from the principal defendant’s book, Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentleman’s Club Entrepreneur.

The complaint estimates that the class action could include nearly 700 class members.

Contact ArborYpsi Law at 734-883-9584 or at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com to speak with attorney Sam Bernstein

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