“sham 'independent contractor' arrangements”
CA Dancers File Class Action Against Club
A class of up to 800 dancers contends Plan B also failed to provide meal breaks, compensation for missed meals, itemized wage statements and reimbursements for uniforms and accessories, in violation of the California Labor Code and Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders.
Lead plaintiff Mariaelena Sprunk, a former Plan B dancer, alleges she and other class members entered into “sham 'independent contractor' arrangements” that denied the women any wages or employment benefits, including unemployment or disability insurance or payment of employee payroll taxes.
The club allegedly required dancers to pay “dance fees” and a portion of their tips to management and other employees. They were also fined for being late, missing shifts or failing to wear make-up, according to the complaint.
The case is Mariaelena Sprunk v. Plan B Club, case number BC471171, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles.