In this country and in the state of Tennessee, it should not matter what kind of work you do to provide for yourself and your family. You still work hard and deserve to be paid the proper wages and benefits according to the law. Unfortunately, too often many workers are unpaid and work long hours with very little to no benefits at all. If this sounds familiar to you and you suspect that your minimum wage rights have been overlooked, then you should speak with a Tennessee minimum wage lawyer right away. They will help to make sure you get the compensation and benefits you deserve for the work you do.
In this case, fifty women who worked as exotic dancers and massage therapists at Club Alex’s in Stoughton filed a lawsuit for being deprived of wages and benefits and received $400,000 in a settlement. Warren H. Pyle, a Boston lawyer for the case stated that, “in all, 100 to 150 women who worked at Alex’s between December 2006 and September 2009 may be eligible to receive a share of the money.”
This case is just one of many that has brought against strip clubs in throughout the country who treated their worker as independent contractors instead of employees who should receive minimum wage, overtime pay and other benefits. It appears that “Some have begun paying the state minimum wage for tipped employees. Some do and some don’t, Those who don’t are being sued. Those who (haven’t paid past due amounts) are also being sued.
These cases all started after a judge ruled that Lounge had been classifying their workers incorrectly last year and could face damages because of it. The status of the workers at Club Alex’s changed in September 2009 and they started receiving minimum wage then. According to the lawsuit, the club did not pay them minimum wage or overtime and required them to pay fees in order to perform.
It does not matter where you work or the kind of work you do, all employees across the country and right here in Tennessee deserve to be paid properly according to the law. If you feel that your rights as an employee have not been upheld, we recommend contacting one of our caring and professional Tennessee minimum wage and overtime pay attorneys immediately. We will hear your case, work with you, and fight for you in order to make sure you get the compensation that you are entitled to by law. Feel free to Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your minimum wage rights and options.