A group of exotic dancers who worked at nine Déjà Vu nightclubs over the past three years are suing Lansing-based Déjà Vu Consulting and Durand-based Cin-Lan Inc. for back wages.
The lawsuit claims Déjà Vu misclassifies its dancers as independent contractors, resulting in wages below the minimum wage set by the Fair Labor Standards Act ( ) and the Michigan Minimum Wage Law. It also alleges the company takes a hefty share of the dancers’ tips and lap dance fees in violation of federal law.
The plaintiffs’ attorney, Hart Robinovitch, said, “Despite longstanding case law confirming that exotic dancers are employees under the FLSA, not independent contractors, the nightclubs continue to intentionally misclassify” them.
Note: Federal law clearly states that tips are not employers’ property. For guidance on current wage laws regarding tipped employees, see www.dol.gov/esa/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs15.pdf.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/5508/dj-vu-owners-should-have-seen-dancers-flsa-claim-coming "
- Immigration: Know Your 'Border Guard' Responsibilities
- 'Employee' misclassified? Refer to IRS to recover SS taxes
- UI benefits due unless you prove independent contractor status
- How does the state's civil union law affect employer-provided health benefits?
- Are your policies biased against employee caregivers?