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Fri Oct 31, 2014, 12:04 AM

Nevada court says strip club dancers are employees

LAS VEGAS — In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.

The unanimous ruling Thursday in a 2009 class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of six dancers at Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club could change the landscape statewide in a business where dancers have for decades depended on tips and even paid “house fees” to establishments that allowed them to work.

“Given that Sapphire bills itself as the ‘World’s Largest Strip Club,’ and not, say, a sports bar or nightclub,” the high court said, “we are confident that the women strip-dancing there are useful and indeed necessary to its operation.”

Mick Rusing, the Tucson, Arizona, attorney who represented plaintiff Zuri-Kinshasa Maria Terry and five other dancers in the initial case, said the ruling might directly effect more than 6,500 current and former members of the affected class, dating to about 2006.

Read more: http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2014-10-30/nevada-court-says-strip-club-dancers-are-employees#comment-353981

[font color=green]Okay, since I like to wallow in the gutter, I'll begin with the snide remarks...

1) Look for the union label!
2) They are service employees.
3) Trial attorneys hit jackpot with sexual harassment claims.

Next?

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Fri Oct 31, 2014, 07:39 PM

1. Happy to be the fifth rec.

In an era when women's rights are under constant fire, it's great to see women actually getting some respect from the courts even as much of the country views their work as disreputable. WTG, Nevada SC!

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