Losing at the
A group of strippers says several South Carolina nightclubs didn't pay them according to federal standards, and the women have filed a federal lawsuit against them.
The lawsuit, filed earlier this year, accuses clubs in Columbia and Greenville of violating minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
In court papers, the dancers say the clubs — Heart Breakers in Columbia and Platinum Plus locations in Columbia and Greenville — paid them no direct compensation. The dancers say their only pay resulted from customers' tips.
On top of that, the lawsuit alleges, for dancers to perform, they were required to pay "house fees" ranging from $15 to $35 per shift to the clubs and give some of their tips to bouncers, managers and other employees.