A Florida man who was formerly employed as a DJ at 4Play gentleman’s club has filed a proposed class action against the club’s operating company and individual owner. The plaintiff claims he often worked at the club for over 40 hours a week, but was not paid the full minimum or overtime wages and was sometimes not compensated at all for hours he worked. The suit argues that the plaintiff and similarly situated employees were unlawfully paid at a below-minimum hourly wage while the defendants failed to comply with the “tip credit” requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. On top of this, the defendants allegedly failed to keep an accurate record of employees’ actual hours and neglected to compensate them for the full amount of time they spent working at the club, including overtime hours. The plaintiff says he complained to the defendants about their “illegal compensation practice” and was fired in retaliation.
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