$11.3 Million Wage & Hour Class Action Settlement for Misclassified Employees
Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson secured an $11.3 million settlement on behalf of exotic dancers working at a Déjà Vu gentleman’s club. The lawsuit alleged that the plaintiffs were not paid a minimum wage; instead, they claimed to have been intentionally misclassified as independent contractors and were compelled to pay “rent” to the clubs for each night they worked, clear violations of federal wage and hour laws. After three years of litigation, Judge Stephen J. Murphy, III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan approved the settlement for the benefit of all Déjà Vu dancers across the country.
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