On October 3, 2017, Raymond Dinsmore of Dinsmore Stark, Attorneys At Law, filed a six-count Class Action complaint against Mardi Gras Entertainment, Inc., a company that owns and operates four strip clubs in Western Massachusetts. The complaint alleges that Mardi Gras unlawfully required its entertainers to pay a fee to management totaling $35.00 – $100.00 per shift as a purported “locker rental fee” and, in so doing, violated state laws governing payment of minimum wages and tips. The complaint alleges that Mardi Gras’s “locker rental fee” is a disguised “fee to work” prohibited by state law. It is believed that at least five hundred entertainers were affected by Mardi Gras’s pay practices.
Read Dan Glaun’s article about the lawsuit on MassLive!