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Kristensen LLP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Booby Trap on the River in Miami
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
On January 9, 2020, Kristensen LLP with its partners on the Dancers Rights team, filed a federal lawsuit against Booby Trap on the River, LLC, in the US District Court, Southern District of Florida – Miami Division. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff and other dancers were misclassified as “independent contractors”, actually forced to …
Kristensen LLP Files Federal Lawsuit Against Chicas Bonitas in Dallas
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
On January 8, 2020,  Kristensen LLP with its partners on the Dancers Rights team, filed a federal lawsuit against Chicas Bonitas in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division. The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff and other dancers were misclassified as “independent contractors”, actually forced to pay …
Southern District of New York Appoints John Kristensen As Class Counsel in Meghan George v. Shamrock Saloon II Case
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
On January 13, 2019, Hon. Ronnie Abrams of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an Order that granted class certification and appointing John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP as class counsel. The case is titled Meghan George v. Shamrock Saloon II, LLC and it involves claims of …
Kristensen LLP Files Collection Action Against Goldfingers Gentlemen’s Club
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
On January 8, 2020,  Kristensen LLP filed a collective action (not a class case) on behalf of Jane Doe in Federal Court against Goldfingers Gentleman’s Club, which operates under the entity Finger One, Inc. The case alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid minimum wage, unpaid overtime, and unlawful taking …
Kristensen LLP Files New Federal Lawsuit Against King Henry VIII in Hawthorne
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Kristensen LLP files new federal lawsuit filed against King Henry VIII in Hawthorne. If you have information on a case contact us at dancersrights.com.
Federal Courts Rule Dancers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Dancer Rights on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Federal Courts have ruled dancers are employees and not independent contractors. Dancers are entitled to order back pay for any house fees and shared tips that they were illegally forced to pay by nightclubs and gentleman’s clubs. If you worked at a nightclub or gentleman’s club in the past and were required to pay …
Kristensen LLP Files Collection Action Against Xposed Gentleman’s Club For Labor Law Violations
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
On December 9, 2019, Kristensen LLP filed a collective action (not a class case) on behalf of Jane Doe in Federal Court against Xposed Gentleman’s Club. The case alleges violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for unpaid minimum wage, overtime and forced tip pooling. There are also individual California state labor law …
Kristensen LLP Files Lawsuit Against Showgirls Club For Violation of Fair Labor Standards Act
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Labor Laws on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Kristensen LLP filed a Complaint in Federal Court against Showgirls in Cathedral City (near Palm Springs) and the owner, Abdul Shawkat for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Clubs that don’t pay minimum wage are violating the law. House fees are illegal. Tip pooling is not permitted. We make sure to file …
Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay Oaklahoma $572 Million for Role in Opioid Crisis
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in News on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
Most of us know Johnson & Johnson to be a household family name, likely present throughout our own childhoods as well as that of our children. They sell us kid-friendly products, such as shampoos and soaps that promise no risk of burning or tears. Most of us were, however, previously unaware of a …
John Kristensen, Who Obtained A Million Dollar Settlement From Spearmint Rhino, Pursuing Employment Claims For Dancers For Wage Theft
By John Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP posted in Employment Law -- Employee on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Attorney John Kristensen of Kristensen LLP was responsible for securing a $1,050,000 settlement in a case against Spearmint Rhino and one of its managers. The claims in the lawsuit included challenging the gentlemen club’s argument that the plaintiff, an exotic dancer, was not an employee. At the time, the club used the frivolous …