Reuters reports that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) will support the classification of strippers as employees in a case being heard by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Reuters reports:
The Labor Department will tell a federal appeals court next week that strippers were employees under wage-and-hour laws because of their economic dependence on the companies running the two Maryland clubs where they worked.
The department will appear at a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals oral argument on Wednesday as an amicus curiae to help defend a ruling from a federal court in Maryland that six strippers were misclassified as independent contractors, which led to a jury award of more than $260,000.
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