Joel Dillard PA

Representing Mississippi Workers

How does this suit impact Illusions dancers?

Current or former dancers at Illusions who worked at any time in the last three years are eligible to join this suit. Any persons that join the suit may share in any recovery obtained, based on any amount which may be owed.

By law, Illusions cannot fire or in any other manner discriminate against anyone that joins this suit. 29 U.S.C. § 215(a)(3).

Those who wish to join may fill out a form Consent To Sue Under the FLSA, and return it to the attorney listed on the form. Consent is mandatory in order to join the suit. It is entirely up to each individual person whether she wishes to join the suit. If joined, she becomes a party to the suit and will be bound by the results in the case. Dancers that do not wish to join need not do anything, and will not be bound by the result. This means these dancers will not share in any potential recovery, but will also retain the right to file another suit at another time.

Those that sign the consent form and are joined to the case are agreeing to be represented by the Plaintiff's lawyer, Joel F. Dillard, PA, and any associated attorneys, successors or assigns. The Plaintiff will also be acting as their agent to make decisions regarding the litigation.

The attorneys are being paid on a contingency fee basis, as described in the Consent form. Employees that join the suit do not owe attorney fees or costs unless there is a recovery. The Court retains jurisdiction to determine the adequacy of representation and the reasonableness of any contingency agreement.

Employees also have the right to join this suit with a different lawyer of their own choosing, or by representing themselves. Anyone that wishes to join but does not with to retain Joel F. Dillard PA, must draft and file their own consent form which describes the nature of your representation.

For additional information about this suit, please review the links on the sidebar menu. You may also contact the office of the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. In addition, you may call Joel F. Dillard, P.A., counsel for Plaintiffs, at 601-487-7369 with any questions.


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