This week, a judge in the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia granted conditional certification in my clients’ case. In the case, we filed suit on behalf of a class of exotic dancers accusing a strip club of misclassifying and failing to pay its entertainers minimum wage. The court ruled that we had shown that my clients and their co-workers all faced the same alleged wage and hour violations.
The court ordered the club to provide us with the contact information for all the entertainers who worked at the club during the three years predating the order so they could be notified about the suit and enabled to join. The proposed class members will then have 60 days to opt in. As of now, 13 additional plaintiffs have already opted in to the case.