Atlanta strippers sue strip club for paying less than minimum wage

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Over 50 strippers who worked at Pleasures in Atlanta have decided to sue the establishment. According to a report by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the strippers are suing because they were denied minimum wage.

The past and current strippers claim that they were forced to work overtime without receiving pay and they had to give the club “kick-backs” to work. They worked more than 40 hours per week and had to pay “bar fees” that started at $#5 and increased $10 every hour after 8 p.m.

The dancers were also fined for being late to work, absent or violating other club rules. The lawsuit claims that the club violated the Fair Standards Act.

The lawsuit is similar to a settlement that Atlanta’s Club Onyx had to pay in 2009. Over 70 dancers won a $1.5 million settlement. But when the money was divided, it only amounted to about $21,000 a piece.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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