The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unanimously ruled that an arbitration agreement signed by an exotic dancer did not apply to her proposed class action misclassification lawsuit.
Her proposed lawsuit alleges that her employer misclassified her and other dancers as independent contractors, rather than as employees. The court ruled that the arbitration agreement only required arbitration for claims pertaining to her employment contract, and not statutory claims, including wage and hour claims. Daniel Wiessner "3rd Circuit says exotic dancer not required to arbitrate wage claims," reuters.com (Aug. 17, 2017).