SC Supreme Court: Injured exotic dancer in nightclub shooting was an employee, not an independent contractor

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Kristen Beckman for Business Insurance

An exotic dancer injured in a nightclub shooting was an employee of the club, rather than an independent contractor, and should receive workers compensation benefits, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Additionally, the state high court ordered the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission to reconsider its award of $75 per week in workers comp disability benefits for the woman because it said the commission failed to show how it reached that figure.

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