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$6M Settlement Reached In Florida Exotic Dancers Wage Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Employment lawsuit.

New York , NY: Exotic dancers who filed a wage and hour class action lawsuit against Scarlett' Cabaret have reached a $6 million settlement. The chain of clubs operates in Florida and Ohio. The lawsuit claimed that Scarlett' violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and Florida and Ohio labor laws by not paying legally mandated minimum wages and overtime.

According to the lawsuit, filed by named plaintiffs Adonay Encarnacion, Andrewa Wong, Rachel Stephenson and Brittney Roberts, Scarlett' Cabaret operators J.W. Lee Inc., J.W. Lee Properties LLC, Ybor Operations LC and several related entities, cheated them out of their full wages by unlawfully classifying them as independent contractors when they were in fact employees.

According to the terms of the settlement, the defendants will pay some 4,709 current and former "entertainers"who worked at the clubs (two in Florida, one in Ohio) from December 2009 through February 2015.

The settlement requires federal court approval. The case is Adonay Encarnacion v. J.W. Lee Inc. et al., case number 0:14-cv-61927 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Published on Jun-29-15


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