An exotic dancer Wednesday sued the Sun Valley strip club where she worked for allegedly failing to pay minimum wage or overtime and not allowing her to keep her tips.
Gabriela Rosario contends in the proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court that La Vida Gentlemen’s Club and its managers evaded the mandatory minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and illegally absconded with her tips during the three years she worked there.
Calls to the club were not answered.
“As a result of defendants’ violations, plaintiff seeks to recover all tips kept by the employer, liquidated damages, interest, and attorneys’ fees and costs pursuant to the FLSA,” the lawsuit states.
Rosario, of Los Angeles, alleges that the club “required that she divide her tips amongst other employees who do not customarily and regularly receive tips,” according to the suit.