Whispers Gentlemen’s Club has been hit with a lawsuit in Oklahoma alleging the company violated federal and state labor laws by classifying its dancers as independent contractors. According to the suit, the dancers should have been classified as employees because the defendant established their work schedules, required them to wear certain attire and made them attend unpaid staff meetings. The plaintiff claims she and other dancers, as a result of the misclassification, were cheated out of minimum wages and other benefits typically afforded to employees. She also claims dancers were required to share tips with other workers, such as DJs and managers, who were not entitled to tips.
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