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Strippers unemployment:
Kansas court rules exotic
dancers can collect unemployment

KNXV-TV [Phoenix, AZ], by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/8/2013 11:30:38 AM

Exotic dancers have the right to collect unemployment insurance as employees and not independent contractors, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled. According to Yahoo.com the ruling said the strippers are employees because they had to follow a number of house rules and also that the employers must contribute to the state’s unemployment insurance fund. The decision stemmed from a 2005 case in which a dancer at a club in Topeka filed an unemployment claim. According to Yahoo’s report, the dancers earn money through tips while the club maintains it is offering “rental space” for the women to

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I would think that keeping records like this would be difficult, at best, and expensive for the clubs. That is why they had "independent contractors" working for them that came and left. But, with the economy tanking, it seems the government needs to collect every dollar it can off a thong that is possible. Imagine being the IRS agent with this assignment.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: calicojack, 2/8/2013 11:36:49 AM     (No. 9165652)

Wow. I think I know a lot as ladies who would qualify as unemployable exotic dancers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/8/2013 11:44:36 AM     (No. 9165671)

In my business, I deal with contractors and subcontractors daily. There is compelling and concise criteria to determine who is truly a subcontractor. Nothing in the scheme used by the club owners fits that criteria. The IRS, as one might expect, uses criteria that digs a lot deeper than that.

Nice try, though.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: jond, 2/8/2013 11:51:56 AM     (No. 9165689)

Dollars to donuts the strippers went along with it because it relieved them from pesky deductions like unemployment insurance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/8/2013 11:56:53 AM     (No. 9165702)

Sort of like a sports star, they only become unemployeed when they are not attracting customers any more. Do Sports atars get unemployment?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/8/2013 12:12:04 PM     (No. 9165742)

Hmmm - - just one question - - - - -

Is turning tricks considered to be employment?

Any legal scholars out there know the answer?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: krause, 2/8/2013 12:17:30 PM     (No. 9165757)

How about 1099 workers? They have to follow some house rules, too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/8/2013 12:36:54 PM     (No. 9165805)

Talk about being screwed out of a job . . .

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Reply 8 - Posted by: deepthinker, 2/8/2013 12:39:27 PM     (No. 9165810)

Gee...I haven´t taken my clothes off in front of a big audience for awhile now. Can I get a check??

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 2/8/2013 1:01:23 PM     (No. 9165847)

The subcontractor dodge failed. GOOD

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/8/2013 1:26:17 PM     (No. 9165881)

The cost of a table dance is going up.....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 2/8/2013 1:31:22 PM     (No. 9165894)

Good for them. Employers try that "independent contractor" stuff all the time. Nice to see that they´re not getting away with it.

#3 - employees do not pay unemployment insurance. Only employers pay it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 2/8/2013 2:21:39 PM     (No. 9165996)

They should probably me forced to provide community service.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: socaworld, 2/8/2013 2:42:53 PM     (No. 9166034)

Would they get paid in singles?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/9/2013 12:41:59 AM     (No. 9166742)

I would think this would make case law.
There are many independent contractors that are treated like employees without benefits. Then there are the cheapstakes who tell employees they are not real employees to avoid paying for benefits that are breaking the law.

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