MIAMI — A group of adult entertainers has filed a class-action lawsuit against an adult entertainment business for allegedly failing to pay them overtime and denying them minimum wage.
Selina Collazo filed a complaint on her behalf of herself and others similarly situated on Aug. 31 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Triple Vision Inc., doing business as Playmates, and Richard K. Stanton, alleging that they failed to uphold the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that from April 1, 2013, to Aug. 30, 2014, named plaintiff, Selina Collazo, was employed by the defendants as an adult entertainer/dancer, working daily for more than 40 hours per week, but was only compensated through tips from patrons and the plaintiffs were purportedly required to share their gratuities with non-tipped employees.
The plaintiffs hold Triple Vision Inc. and Richard K. Stanton responsible because the defendants allegedly failed and refused to pay the plaintiff and other adult entertainers overtime compensation, failed to keep records of the number of hours worked by the plaintiffs and failed to post notice of minimum wages and overtime compensation.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor, certify the lawsuit as a collective action, unpaid overtime compensation plus interest, damages, unpaid minimum wages plus interest, attorney's fees, court costs and other relief that the court finds reasonable. They are represented by Paul F. Penichet of Penichet Law in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 16-cv-23737