Considered among the most disenfranchised workers in the U.S., employees in the adult entertainment industry oftentimes fall into the pitfalls of employment misidentification. Instead of classifying them as employees, many businesses in the adult entertainment industry classify their workers as independent contractors. Unfortunately, misclassification of employees as independent contractor entails many disadvantages, such as denial of minimum wage and overtime pay.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires full employees to be eligible for minimum wage and overtime payments. Independent contractors, on the other hand, are not considered “employees” under the FSLA. To be classified as an independent contractor, one must possess the following:
If you believe your rights as a worker in the adult entertainment industry has been violated, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you. Call our office in Wisconsin at (414) 271-0900 and have your situation assessed for free.