It has been reported that strippers can now receive unemployment benefits according to a ruling from the Kansas Supreme Court. The high court ruled that strippers have the right to receive unemployment insurance as employees instead of independent contractors.
According to a report from the The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 4, the following statement sums up the ruling:
"It found that strict house rules like rates and boundaries meant that the club has a “right of control” over dancers, according to The Wall Street Journal, “rendering them employees rather than contractual talent.”
The ruling stems from when a Kansas stripper filed for unemployment in 2005, which she had been rejected for. However, later the court challenged strip clubs classifying their employees as independent contract workers.
This was done by club owners in order to avoid having to pay their employees benefits and unemployment.
Some may think of working in a strip club as sort of an in-between-jobs job but perhaps the ruling Friday now makes exotic dancing a legitimate career.