Austin, Texas, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Trial law firms Carpenter & Zuckerman (CZ Law) and Ellzey & Associates $212,000 jury verdict on in Austin Yellow Rose Adult Entertainment Club for multiple Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations against two dancers from 2017 to 2020. usa Western District Court texas.
U.S. District Judge Robert Pittmanlike 50 other federal judges, ruled that the two dancers were employees of the defendant, Yellowrose – a point Yellowrose had unsuccessfully tried to refute. John Christensen of CZ method When Jarrett Elsey of Elsey & Associates Yellow Rose did not pay the dancer the legally mandated minimum wage, knew of any conduct prohibited by the FLSA, or demonstrated reckless disregard, or demanded that the dancer pay its own part. You have successfully proved to a jury that you demanded and/or coerced. Demanding and/or coercing dancers to pay fees or fines to Yellow Rose for tip money and for the operator’s own benefit.
“The yellow rose $250 It’s a shift from dancers in direct violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act,” Elsey said.
Through the trial, Yellow Rose forced the two dancers to pay a “daily license fee” or “house fee” upon arrival, not only to Yellow Rose itself, but also to other Yellow Rose employees such as DJs and managers. was forced to work. When they finished their shift, the dancers controlled their ability to leave via a “goodbye” slip that required the signatures of the DJ and manager before the dancer’s shift officially ended. and have to pay the manager again. .
“Too often, adult entertainment clubs use unscrupulous tactics to steal wages from the very dancers who brought people into the business in the first place,” Christensen said. “The jury’s verdict on yellow roses sends the message that this illegal activity will not be tolerated.”
yellow rose total to the dancer $212,000 in wage theft damages. CZ Law and Ellzey & Associates plan to sue to double the amount of damages settled.
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