LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit lodged on behalf of 11 exotic dancers who sued the Sun Valley strip club where they worked for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage or overtime and not allowing them to keep their tips, according to court papers obtained this morning.
Gabriela Rosario and 10 other dancers alleged in the class-action lawsuit filed last year in Los Angeles federal court that La Vida Gentlemen's Club and its managers evaded the mandatory minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and illegally absconded with their tips during the time they worked there.
Calls to the club were not answered.
Details of the settlement were not immediately disclosed.
U.S. District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Jr. dismissed the case Tuesday due to the settlement and after finding that the parties had taken no action in the matter for four months.
Lead plaintiff Rosario, of Los Angeles, alleged that the club “required that she divide her tips amongst other employees who do not customarily and regularly receive tips,'' according to the suit.
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