By Emily Jane Fox
Sonja worked as a stripper in three states for 15 years.
Like any employee, Sonja had set hours, had to be on stage at a certain time and dress a certain way. She was penalized if she missed a shift. Read More »
Employers often go to great lengths to woo clients, treating them to lavish dinners and the best seats to major sporting and theatrical events. But how many would demand an employee take clients to strip clubs and procure sexual favors -- and fire the worker for refusing? Read More »
Over the last decade, companies have paid out millions of dollars in sex discrimination suits when business has mixed with topless pleasure. But a new case out of Maine falls into more of a legal "gray area," according to an employment law expert, and reported by The Portland Press Herald.
Every year,... Read More »
The recession has been a boom time for prostitution and sex toy makers. But in one corner of the sex industry, standards have apparently slipped, according to two researchers from the University of Leeds, and reported by the British newspaper, The Times. With profits dwindling, U.K. strip club owners began... Read More »
"California welfare recipients withdrew $1.28 million at casino ATMs..."
"Investigation finds tax dollars withdrawn at bars, liquor stores, strip clubs, casinos"
"Missouri, Illinois welfare money spent in Las Vegas"
"Betting on welfare"
Over the last 20 months, a string of media reports have drawn... Read More »
Twenty men have been charged with trafficking women from Russia and other Eastern European countries, and forcing them to work in New York strip clubs, reports the New York Daily News. Seven of the defendants are suspected to be mobsters in some of New York's biggest crime families. According to the... Read More »
"Growth, growth, growth" is today's political mantra. And the regions of the U.S. actually seeing growth right now, like oil-rich South Texas, are a lucky few. But less discussed are the growing pains that come with growth: skyrocketing rents, rising taxes, traffic jams and, of course, moral turpitude. Read More »
At least one industry is thriving, hiring and paying really well. As more traditional job openings close, more and more women are finding gainful employment strutting their stuff in adult entertainment venues -- and some are finding that they're making more money than they did when they were fully dressed.
One... Read More »