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Men’s Clubs Entertainers’ Labor Law Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves two class actions against men’s clubs, one against 2523 E. Anaheim (doing business as XS Afterhours Gentlemen’s Club) and the Palms Gentlemen’s Club. The complaint alleged the clubs misclassified entertainers as independent contractors and failed to provide wages and overtime pay, meal and rest breaks, and other things required by California’s labor laws.

Docket Number:

19STCV16831 and 19STCV15211

Company: 2523 E. Anaheim, Inc.

Filing Deadline: August 23, 2021

Class Period: May 2, 2015 to February 24, 2021

Objection Deadline: August 23, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: August 23, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: September 7, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to provide proof. Presumably company records will be used for verification.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an individual who provided bikini, semi-nude, or nude entertainment for 2523 E. Anaheim, Inc. (XS Afterhours Gentlemen’s Club or the Palms Gentlemen’s Club in California between May 2, 2015 and February 24, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

You must fill out and submit both a claim form and a W-9. Part of the settlement will be considered wages, reported to the IRS on a Form W-2, and the rest will be considered interest and penalties, reported to the IRS on a Form 1099. Your payment will be determined based on the number of shifts you worked during the class period and the number of class members who submit valid claims.

Total Settlement Amount: $375,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$7,500

Law Firm:
Fortis, LLP

Claim Form: Men’s Clubs Entertainers’ Labor Law Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Hernandez, et al. v. 2523 E. Anaheim, Inc. d/b/a XS Afterhours Gentlemen’s Club and Hernandez, et al. v. The Palms Gentlemen’s Club

Settlement Website: Men’s Clubs Entertainers’ Labor Law Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
KCC Class Action Services

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Hernandez v. 2523 E. Anaheim, Inc. d/b/a XS Afterhours Gentlemen’s Club Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43208
Providence, RI 02940-3208
info@PalmsXSSettlement.com
1-866-795-5072

Tags: Employment Violations, Failure to Allow for/Figure in Break Time, Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors, Unpaid Overtime