Interesting editorial about the prevalence of wage theft.
22 Apr 2014
Settlement agreements usually include a confidentiality clause limiting who the plaintiff can inform about the agreement. This is usually limited to attorneys, tax advisors, and spouses. However, many people probably share the news with other family members. Unfortunately for one plaintiff, this article illustrates the pitfalls of violating the confidentiality clause.
I represent 110 adult entertainers who sued a local strip club. The club classified them as independent contractors, but the judge just ruled that they are in fact employees, which makes them subject to wage and hour laws, including minimum wage and overtime. The club paid them nothing and charged them fines and fees for the privilege of coming to work.
Here’s an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution: