Déjà Vu Showgirls of Tampa, LC and a manager are the defendants in a proposed class action that claims they willfully misclassified employees as independent contractors to avoid providing paying proper wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The plaintiff, who the case says worked as an adult entertainer for the defendants from 1998 through November 2016, claims she and similarly situated workers engaged in a clear employer-employee relationship with the defendants, yet were incorrectly classified as independent contractors rather than employees. The lawsuit claims proposed class members were compensated only in tips received from patrons and were not paid the hourly minimum wage or time-and-a-half overtime.
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