Detroit Lawsuit Says Strippers Are 'Employees,' Not 'Independent Contractors'

October 28, 2013, 2:16 PM

Three former and current exotic dancers are filing a class action lawsuit against a number of Detroit adult night clubs, WXYZ-TV reports.

Included in the suit are The Coliseum, Flight Club and Penthouse Club, among others.

The dancers are accusing club owner Alan Markovitz of refusing to pay minimum wages, unlawfully demanding a portion of gratuities and deducting employee wages through rents, fines and penalties.

They say he got away with it by classifying the employees as independent contractors making them exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and Michigan Minimum Wage Law.

Markovitz was recently profiled by Deadline Detroit's Alan Lengel because Markovitz is about to become metro Detroit's latest TV ambassador in an HBO/Cinemax reality show called "Topless Prophet." 



Read more:  WXYZ-TV

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