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Club Bulletin March 2014 51 www.ExoticDancer.com In conjunction with this year's legal panel discussion of the most important topic to club owners today— dancer classification—ED Publications and attorney Brad Shafer are proud to announce a one-day PRIVATE legal seminar at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas the day after the conclusion of EXPO 2014 on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 9 am – 4:30 pm (EXPO 2014 is August 24-27). This private seminar is designed to explain the various choices available to club owners in regard to dancer classification, and the best ways to protect you and your club from costly litigation regardless of which approach you select. This is not a repeat of previous seminars, and is specifically designed to impart to club owners information and materials that they can legally use to potentially reduce their legal and tax risks associated with dancer classification. A particular focus will involve defensive measures for club owners who elect, or decide to continue, to classify dancers as independent contractors. For more information on how this seminar could actually provide you with a legal defense to dancer misclassification claims, see this issue's cover story. You simply won't get this breadth of information from any other source, and at a cost that is less than one-half of what you would otherwise pay to sit with a single lawyer for a day to discuss these critical matters. Here, you will hear from three industry professionals: (1) EXPO legal panel coordinator and First Amendment Lawyers Association chairman emeritus Brad Shafer, an attorney who has represented clubs across the country since 1985; (2) his associate, Matt Hoffer, with over six years of experience representing club owners, particularly on labor matters; and (3) David Shindel, a CPA with over 33 years of experience. This seminar will cover a variety of critical topics related to dancer classification, including: • The numerous ways that dancers can be classified for legal compliance purposes; the "pros" and "cons" of each; and the potential legal risks to clubs and their owners of each; • The latest dancer classification rulings, and how they should impact upon your operations; • Why some club owners have recently lost these cases, and steps you can take to try to avoid their fate; • Two new Supreme Court cases that can protect your club; • The information that you must maintain in order to potentially qualify for a "dance fee setoff" if the entertainers at your club are ever found to have been employees; • How to use the IRS rules to your advantage; • The critical steps you need to take to protect against dancer class action lawsuits and IRS audits; • New legal developments in "tip" income and how you can use this to protect both you and your club; And much more! Who should attend the private law seminar? Adult nightclub owners who want to minimize their legal risks associated with dancer classification. Here's how to register today! This seminar is not part of the standard EXPO registration. The entry fee for each club or chain is $1,200.00 for the first two attendees, and $200 for each additional attendee. Each attendee will receive his or her own CD-rom of course materials, and this seminar is open only to adult nightclub owners and those associated with their club(s). Please note: This seminar is not part of your standard EXPO package. You must register separately for this PRIVATE event by either calling Brad Shafer's office at (517) 886-6560, or emailing him at brad@ bradshaferlaw.com. Limited seating is available, and because of that we do NOT anticipate being able to accept registrants during EXPO. This is a private seminar, and the presenters reserve the right to deny registration and/or admission to any person(s). All those wishing to attend this exclusive event will be pre- screened to ensure their connection to the gentlemen's club industry. ONE-DAY PRIVATE LEGAL SEMINAR TO FOLLOW EXPO 2014 CLUB OWNERS— GET THE CRITICAL LEGAL INFORMATION ON THE DANCER EMPLOYEE/INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ISSUE THAT COULD POTENTIALLY SAVE YOU A BUNDLE!

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