On October 25, 2013, Sommers Schwartz attorney Kevin Stoops filed a class action lawsuit against several Detroit-area strip clubs. In the Complaint, three plaintiffs allege the clubs and their owners violated federal and state laws by misclassifying the employees as independent contractors, failing to pay them a minimum wage, and forcing them to participate in illegal tip sharing. The plaintiffs brought their lawsuit on behalf of all exotic dancers, shot girls, waitresses, and bartenders who worked at the clubs at any time in the past three years.
The case is currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. If you worked for The Coliseum, The Penthouse, or The Flight Club in the past three years, call Sommers Schwartz today to determine whether you are eligible to join the lawsuit.