GALVESTON – An exotic dancer at a Bacliff men's club failed to pay her and other dancers a minimum wage.
Frankie Henderson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 4 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against DSW Restaurant Inc. and 3625 Highway 146 Inc., both individually and doing business as Double Shoe Men’s Club alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff works as an exotic dancer at the defendants' business and regularly works more than 40 hours per week. She allegedly was only compensated through tips received from patrons and was classified as an independent contractor.
The plaintiff holds DSW Restaurant Inc. and 3625 Highway 146 Inc., responsible because the defendants allegedly misclassified dancers as independent contractors, routinely fined them and charged various house fees for shifts worked, failed to pay a statutory minimum wage and failed to pay overtime wages at a rate of time-and-one-half of their regular hourly rate.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, prejudgment and post-judgment interest and all other and further relief to which they may be justly entitled. She is represented by Andrew W. Reed and G. Scott Fiddler of Fiddler & Associates PC in Houston.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:18-cv-00168