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Rise In FLSA Litigation Leaves Strip Clubs Exposed

5.10.11

Todd Fredrickson, managing partner of the Denver office, was quoted in the May 10 Law360 article "Rise In FLSA Litigation Leaves Strip Clubs Exposed." The article cited several recent FLSA law suits that alleged strip club owners misclassified dancers as independent contractors. Recent pro-dancer rulings and well-publicized lawsuits have prompted some club owners to reconsider whether to reclassify their performers as employees. Todd said: "These clubs want to have their cake and eat it too. They want to treat these dancers as independent contractors, but at the same time they want to require them to do their jobs in a particular way and to be subject to particular rules or policies of a club. And the minute you do that you move away from independent contractor status to employee status."

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