Exotic Dancers, State Wage/Hour Laws and FLSA

February 27, 2018

Source: Law360

A group of former exotic dancers who worked at the Spearmint Rhino chain of nightclubs urged a California federal judge on Friday to give final approval to a deal worth at least $8.5 million to settle a suit alleging they only received compensation in the form of tips. The motion said the deal would bring an end to litigation over claims the defendant companies violated state wage and hour laws, along with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The case is Lauren Byrne v. Santa Barbara Hospitality Services Inc. et al., case number 5:17-cv-00527, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

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