Joel Dillard, P.A.

Representing Mississippi Workers



What is this lawsuit about?

A federal suit has been filed to recover wages which are allegedly owed by Illusions, Inc., and its owner and manager Tom Walsh, to current and former employees who worked as dancers in his club. Plaintiffs allege that they were misclassified as independent contractors and required to pay a fees to the club in order to work for tips. The suit alleges that this is a violation of the law, as stated in the case of Reich v. Circle C. Investments, Inc., 998 F. 2d 324 (5th Cir. 1993). The suit seeks payment of unpaid wages. It also seeks liquidated damages in an amount which would double the unpaid wages. It asks that the employer pay costs and attorney's fees. Illusions denies that it owes any unpaid wages, damages, or fees and costs.

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