Kim617 wrote: sibley wrote: Kim617 wrote:
sibley wrote:well... I mean I think they should be being paid that minimum wage required for people who are tipped. what is it, 3.15?
i don't think they should have to. they're giving her the platform to make thousands of dollars, and she's crying about not getting 3.15 an hour? i have no sympathy. i'm not saying legally they shouldn't, but i am saying that that law is to protect people who aren't making enough money to support themselves, not for those who are making $100,000/year.
From my understanding she had to pay them if she didn't show up... if it was truly a cooperative that wouldn't be the case. it's reasonable to have to pay each group that helps her make her money, but she shouldn't owe them if she doesn't attend
i just hate frivolous law suits. she had to pay 80 bucks, not worth wasting the court's time IMO.
I'm with you on this. It's silly to fight when you're making that much money.
But the issue is whether you're an employee or an independent contractor. The club wants to have it both ways. Either they are employees, in which case, you have schedules and penalties for not showing up on time, etc. OR They are independent contractors, in which case you don't have to pay them a minimum wage or social security or worker's compensation. It seems like they're trying to have a hybrid that benefits the club the most.
One owner of a different club that was interviewed has the right idea. He says the dancers are just paying customers who can get on stage and pocket the cash they receive. No schedules, no penalties, no wages.