Exotic Dancers and Overtime Pay
If your employer is not paying you your proper wages or overtime, contact exotic dancer overtime lawyer, Travis Hedgpeth, today for a free case evaluation.
A Professional Overtime Lawyer Fighting for Your Unpaid Overtime Pay
Many entertainment clubs have found themselves on the wrong side of the law for classifying exotic dancers as independent contractors. If your payment is exclusively from tips, it is a sign that the club does not treat you as a typical employee entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay. Well, this might be contrary to federal or state wage and labor laws.
The Hedgpeth Law Firm, PC is here to help you understand the specifics of your situation. Contact us today for a free consultation.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Rules: How They Affect Exotic Dancers
Unless the club proves an exotic dancer is an independent contractor or exempt worker under FLSA, the stripper remains protected by the minimum wage and overtime laws. They must receive at least $7.25 per hour, and 1.5 times their regular hourly rate for hours worked over 40 in any given week.
Strippers cannot be independent contractors if the club:
· Controls the way dancers work by setting schedules and creating rules of conduct
· Supervises the dressing, makeup, etc.
· Determines the prices for tableside dances
· Disciplines dancers
· Provides equipment for the dancers
· Holds regular and mandatory meetings with dancers to address issues related to the job.
As if misclassifying strippers is not enough, clubs also subject them to impermissible deductions. For example, they impose tip outs, fines, and house fees.
Are you a victim of minimum wage and overtime violations? Consult The Hedgpeth Law Firm, PC
You have the right to file an unpaid overtime lawsuit against the club and recover your hard-earned money. Here at The Hedgpeth Law Firm, PC, we have helped thousands of employees in various industries to recover their unpaid wages. Get in touch with us at (281) 572-0727 to evaluate your situation and determine if you can file a lawsuit.