Nevada has a new law effective July 1, 2015, Senate Bill 38 (“SB 38”), ostensibly designed to address recurrent drug use, prostitution, sexual assault, and other crimes at Las Vegas’s night clubs and pool venues. But SB 38...more
The month of June 2015 created more newspaper stories and blog posts on the subject of independent contractor misclassification than any other. Why? Uber lost an IC misclassification case and FedEx Ground agreed to pay $228...more
Every so often RLUIPA Defense feels the need to expand its reporting horizons. We usually stick to run-of-the-mill, pending or threatened litigation related to religious-land uses and RLUIPA. Sometimes we stray a bit and...more
This past month’s headline developments involve three major developments in the area of independent contractor (IC) misclassification. The first case involves a large department store that agreed to pay most of the costs of...more
Addressing an issue that is being litigated around the country, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled last week that an exotic dancer was an employee of a gentlemen’s club and is therefore entitled to workers’ compensation...more
In 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) made waves by approving the first adult entertainment industry-specific top-level domain (“TLD”), “.XXX,” administered by the ICM Registry. At that...more
Not surprisingly, a court has found that employers should probably not present (and potentially force execution of) important legal documents to employees while they are mostly naked. This shouldn't be too much of a stretch...more
Forced friendship. A committee of the Arkansas Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill that would allow companies and other organizations responsible for supervising minors to require their employees to include a...more
In Roe v. SFBSC Management, LLC, No. 14-cv-03616 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 2, 2015), a federal district court in California rejected a night club’s attempt to compel arbitration by a class of performers who claimed they were...more
This month’s headline developments are a set of cases reported in February dealing with class action IC misclassification claims: the highest court in a key state agreeing to decide whether a worker-friendly test should be...more
A number of our blog posts since October 2010, including our monthly updates beginning in November 2012, have included reports on class action lawsuits by exotic dancers against strip clubs. This industry has, by far, the...more
Salazar v. Victory Entertainment, Inc., No. B249888 (December 15, 2014): In a recent decision, a California Court of Appeal revived a class action lawsuit brought by a group of exotic dancers who claimed that they were...more
SUPPLIER OF INSTALLATION SERVICES FOR LARGE SATELLITE TV COMPANY CANNOT DISMISS IC MISCLASSIFICATION CLAIM BY INSTALLER. A federal district court in Mississippi last month denied cross-motions for summary judgment in an FLSA...more
Recently, the Nevada Supreme Court in Terry, et al., v. Sapphire Gentlemen's Club, reversed a lower court's ruling and held that performers at Sapphire Gentlemen's Club meet the definition of "employees" under the Nevada...more
Given the extensive use of euphemisms in the exotic dancing trade, we’ll apologize in advance for any unintended puns.
We’ve written on the issue of the classification of exotic dancers or strippers in the past [April...more
Recently, there’s been a wave of Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) rulings adverse to employers in the adult entertainment industry. Early this year, a Southern District of New York judge approved an $8 million settlement for...more
This month’s headline developments are two independent contractor misclassification class action lawsuits: one was filed in New York against a Silicon Valley giant, Google Inc., and the second was filed in California against...more
We mentioned early last year that the U.S. Department of Labor intended to start cracking down on the (mis)classification of workers as independent contractors. All is not lost however, as we also recently discussed a New...more
May a city require adult bookstores but not other establishments to close between midnight and 10am every night and all day Sunday?
Originally published on the IMLA Appellate Practice Blog - January 27, 2014....more
A new Tax Court decision just came out – Potter v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2014-18. The case involved a “gentleman’s club” owner in Michigan.
In December 2006 IRS special agents engaged in an undercover investigation of...more
Move over Dos Equis guy. Alan Markovitz may be the most interesting man in the world.
Consider his credentials: Markovitz is a “strip-club entrepreneur” who has been shot twice (once in the face) and “even had a mob...more
Lawsuit Claimed Discrimination and Retaliation Against Black Female Entertainers -
JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson, Miss., "gentlemen's club" which features "adult entertainment" will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to...more
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