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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