Wage & Hour Lawsuit against Sheri’s Ranch Rages on After Court Ruling
The hard-working Courtesans who brought a lawsuit for wages against Sheri’s Ranch scored an important victory in an opinion from the District of Nevada, where the case is pending.
The lawsuit claims that Sheri’s Ranch misclassified its Courtesans as independent contractors, and should have instead classified them as employees and paid them in accordance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Courtesans claim that Sheri’s Ranch owes unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation to them and all other Courtesans who join the case, as well as portions of their tips they were required to give to the Ranch.
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Sheri’s Ranch filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that its business is not covered by the FLSA because it does not operate in interstate commerce. The Court rejected this argument, finding the allegations in the complaint that Sheri’s Ranch’s annual sales exceed $500,000, and that its sports bar sells food and beverage products produced outside of Nevada, sufficient to bring the Ranch within the coverage of the FLSA.
The Court’s ruling underscores the broad application of the FLSA, a remedial law passed in 1938 to ensure that all workers receive a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.
The case is still in progress and the wage and hour lawyers at Brown, LLC are actively litigating this as well as other employment matters, If you would like to learn more about the case or have information you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact our office at (877) 561-0000 to arrange a free, confidential call. Our wage and hour lawyers are only paid if they win your case.