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Equinox Personal Trainer Sues Over Alleged Wage Violations

March 26, 2020, 6:04 PM

A personal trainer in New York City accuses Equinox Holdings Inc. of intentionally underpaying more than 3,000 employees across the country, according to federal court filings.

Equinox “creates an erratic schedule of paid work” that’s purposely designed to keep employees in the clubs and out on the gym floors to obtain new clients for training sessions, which generate enormous revenue, but fails to pay them for all hours worked, the lawsuit claims.

Yekaterina Skidanenko, a personal trainer at one of the 45 Equinox fitness clubs in New York City, sued under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York law....

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