Topless Dancers Are Employees Under Wage Laws, 3d Cir. Says (1)

Aug. 30, 2019, 2:32 PMUpdated: Aug. 30, 2019, 4:55 PM

Topless dancers in a Philadelphia club are employees entitled to overtime and minimum wages and a $4.5 million jury verdict in their favor should stand, the Third Circuit said, lining up with other federal circuits on a question percolating in the courts about the rights of exotic dancers.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is the third appeals court to address whether exotic dancers should be classified as employees or contractors. It joined the Fourth and Fifth circuits in ruling that dancers should be employees.

The Ninth Circuit recently revived a case that considered the question, as ...

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