On August 26, 2021, Plaintiff Nashay Black filed a putative class and collective action Complaint against 7714 Entertainment, Corp. d/b/a Club Vanity Gentlemen’s Club and John Does 1-3 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, which is assigned case number 1:21-cv-04829.
Scope of class and collective action members:
The lawsuit is brought on behalf of all individuals whom Defendants employ or have employed as entertainers or dancers since August 26, 2015.
Claims in the lawsuit:
The lawsuit alleges the following causes of action on behalf of the class and collective action members.
- Unpaid minimum wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) New York Labor Law (“Labor Law”). The Complaint alleges Defendants failed to pay the class and collective action members the minimum wage for all hours worked.
- Unlawfully retained gratuities under the FLSA and the Labor Law. The Complaint alleges that Defendants unlawfully retained a portion of the class and collective action members’ gratuities.
- Failure to provide the Notice and Acknowledgment of Pay Rate and Payday under the Labor Law. The Complaint alleges Defendants failed to provide the class and collective action members this Notice when they were hired or at any point in their employment.
- Failure to provide a proper wage statement with every wage payment under the Labor Law. The Complaint alleges Defendants failed to provide the class and collective action members with paystubs that complied with N.Y. Lab. Law § 195.3.
- Unlawful Deduction under the Labor Law. The Complaint alleges Defendants unlawfully deducted part of the class and collective action members’ wages by requiring them to pay a house fee in advance of each shift they worked.
The lawsuit further alleges negligent supervision, assault and battery claims on behalf of Plaintiff Black, individually.
On August 26, 2021, the Complaint was filed.
Defendants, to date, have not answered or otherwise responded to the Complaint.
On January 14, 2022, Plaintiff filed a motion for a default judgment and is currently waiting for a decision on the motion.
*This update is based solely on information that is publicly available and is current as of February 2, 2022.