OK, unless this is your first time reading my blog, you know my sense of humor. You also know that I use it to deal with VERY SERIOUS subjects. This is no exception.
Most strippers are considered independent contractors. I think that too many articles, blogs, etc. dealing with independent contractors, mostly deal with construction. The truth is that many industries do the same: lawyers, computer coders, TPAs, and so on. This recent article is not meant to marginalize any profession, in fact it does just the opposite. Strippers are just as much entitled to workers' comp as any other employee.
There are many reasons that companies classify workers as independent contractors. The main reason seems to be to save on workers' comp. There is a famous case at Microsoft where independent contractors sued to be recognized as employees to participate in Microsoft's 401k.
The IRS offers guidance on their site for independent contractors here:
Here is the full article: