YOU HAVE RIGHTS
IT'S THE LAW

Many exotic dancers are not paid proper wages

FORMER
EXOTIC DANCERS

If you were forced to work unpaid overtime, you have rights.

There is a lot of misinformation about exotic dancers. No one tells you what the limits are, or what management can or can’t do. But, the law is clear, does not discriminate, and it applies to everybody.

How can you protect yourself against club abuse?

DON'T DO THIS ALONE

ARE YOU AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR OR EMPLOYEE?

If your Club sets your schedule — you are not an independent contractor

 

  • True independent contractors run their own businesses and tend to work for lots of  different people or businesses.
  • By comparison, a worker who is economically dependent on an employer is an employee.
  • The independent contractor designation is really meant to apply to those who have their own businesses, not to dancers.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?

You don’t have to share tips or pay house fees.

It is a common practice for some adult entertainment to charge dancers a house fee. If the dancer doesn’t pay, she can’t dance. On top of that,  dancers have to pay the DJs, managers, bouncers, and others from their tips. Basically, dancers are paid to work at the club, covering its operational costs. That’s not right!

You don’t have to work unpaid overtime.

Most clubs set the schedule, dance rotation. Clubs even penalize dancers if they’re late or if they leave before a specific time. It is relatively common practice to force dancers to clean the club after hours or to have them sell a certain number of drinks or services per shift to make up for spilled drinks or walked tabs.

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YOU COULD RECEIVE UP TO TWO YEARS OF BACK PAY

Employees have rights that independent contractors don’t. Employees are entitled to keep their tips, to earn at least the minimum wage, and get overtime when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Employees don’t have to pay to work. They should be free from sexual harassment and discrimination. If you have been sharing tips, paying to dance, working uncompensated overtime, or if you think you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, contact us for a free consultation.

It is your legal right. You are not alone, the law is on your side.

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