Rick's Cabaret Ordered to Pay its Dancers over $10 million in back wages

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  1. Lance Murdock

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    http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/judge-awards-exotic-dancers-10-8-million-1.9618524

    A federal judge has awarded exotic dancers at a Manhattan strip joint more than $10.8 million in a class action brought over minimum wage violations and other pay disputes at Rick's Cabaret NY.
    The money would be divided among over 1,900 dancers who worked at the midtown club dating back to 2005. Manhattan U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer found the dancers were employees, not independent contractors, and got no wages, receiving only tips.
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    Engelmayer said the damages may grow at a trial to resolve additional claims, such as an allegation that dancers had to pay a $60 "tip out" fee to management after each shift.
    RCI Hospitality Holdings, the owner of the club, said in a statement that it planned to appeal once the case is complete. It called the judge's finding in the case that none of the tips dancers received should offset wage obligations a "fundamentally flawed concept."
     
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    Whoa whoa whoa, stop the clock.
     
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    Howard invented exploiting damaged women!
     
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    "Let's fuck some whores!...out of wages they are entitled to!"
     
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    Why doesn't this shock me at all?
     
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    those fucking whores don't deserve shit, you know it :behave:
     
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    Wow, are those the Ricks girls?

    Harsh.
     
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    ...how much of that will beth get?
     
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    beat me to it
     
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    The only place I've ever seen great dancers was in Montreal. All super hot and friendly, and both beers and lap dances were cheap.
     
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    They should try to get on Howie Mandel's new reality show where they show a poorly run strip club how to turn things around.

    I bet Stern and Ronnie had stock in that company
     
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    ...i bet they did too. well the scores bomb thing might have scared em off but we know you cant trust stern as far as you can throw him.
     
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    I believe the law is if you work a tipped job where you make over 30 dollars a week in tips, you can be paid roughly 3 dollars per hour. If the combination of your tips and 3 per hour paid by the company doesn't exceed minimum wage for hours worked then the company needs to pay additional funds to hit that mark.
     
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    filing for bankruptcy in 1, 2, 3, hours
     
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    How much money did those whores fuck their customers out of?
     
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    Woah. -3, -8, 2, 4.75
     
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    Theater of the mind.
     
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    That's $5,684.21 per "dancer"

    If the Attorney award is taken from that amount then it's about $3,700 each "dancer"