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Labor Board Dunks On Employer’s Contractor Classification Attempt - NBA’s Timberwolves Foul Out In Front Of NLRB

by Fisher Phillips on

In a ruling sure to leave businesses and gig economy companies crying foul, the National Labor Relations Board concluded that workers producing electronic video display content for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves were...more

NLRB Gives It the Old College Try – Again Hints that Athletes May Indeed Be Employees

by Ruder Ware on

Labor and employment practitioners will undoubtedly recall the NLRB’s well-publicized foray last year into the ongoing public debate surrounding whether certain college athletes should be considered compensated...more

Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Win Appeal Defeating Northwestern Football Players' Attempt to Form Union

by Cozen O'Connor on

The National Labor Relations Board announced on August 17, 2015 that it would not assert jurisdiction over Northwestern University’s scholarship football student-athletes in their bid to be recognized as “employees” and form...more

Nevada Gaming Commission Nightclub Regulations Could Have an Impact Far Beyond Nightclubs

Nevada has a new law effective July 1, 2015, Senate Bill 38 (“SB 38”), ostensibly designed to address recurrent drug use, prostitution, sexual assault, and other crimes at Las Vegas’s night clubs and pool venues. But SB 38...more

Tom Brady Better Off as a Famous Quarterback than a Registered Representative

by Brooks Pierce on

And this is true for any number of reasons! There’s the money, the supermodel wife, the buddy trips to the Kentucky Derby . . . . All pretty obvious. But there’s another reason, too. As an NFL quarterback, Brady works...more

To Fire or Not to Fire for Employee’s Social Media Posts

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

After watching the firing of the digital communications manager for the Houston Rockets during their run through the playoffs (read the story here in the Houston Chronicle).  I figured it would be a good time to revisit the...more

Australia: Perth Glory suspended, fined and going to Supreme Court

by DLA Piper on

Perth Glory have been fined $269,000 and ejected from the finals series of the A-League after being found guilty of salary cap breaches....more

College Athletes as Employees

by Miller Canfield on

Spring 2014 saw the first ever attempt to form a union among Division I college athletes, specifically the football team at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The National Labor Relation Board’s (“NLRB” or “Board”)...more

Sports Law - Feb 25, 2014: Losing Streak: Athletes Seeking Workers’ Comp. In California Suffer Setbacks

Professional athletes seeking to take advantage of California’s historically beneficial workers’ compensation scheme suffered back-to-back defeats to close out 2013. Even as public attention to the long-term effects of...more

Employer Handbook - Hiring Children

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: Virtually all business owners hiring individuals under the age of 18. What is the minimum age to hire: There is a lot of variation about the minimum age to hire and there...more

10 Questions About the Harassment Lawsuit Against Geno Auriemma

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Yesterday, a security director for the NBA filed a lawsuit against USA Basketball, UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma, and the NBA. It is just that — a complaint — nothing more and nothing less. Yet it is treated...more

Three Point Shot -- Novemberr 2011

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

IN THIS ISSUE: - Tennis Umpires Serve Up Lawsuit against USTA - Ultimate Fighting – It's Like "Swan Lake" – How Come You Can't SEE That? - We Are Reliably Informed...more

Nevada OSHA to Inspect Performing Arts and Sporting Event Productions and Venues

by Snell & Wilmer on

Last month, Nevada OSHA implemented a revised Local Emphasis Program (LEP) targeted at employers in the performing arts, live entertainment, sports and related industries. According to the recently released LEP, industries...more

The "Starving" Intern: Legal Ins & Outs of Unpaid Internships

Everyone remembers the first day of their highly touted unpaid internship — nerves twitching, heart racing, palms sweating, eager to perform any mundane task with the utmost perfection to impress a new supervisor. For many,...more

In Defense of Sports Law

by ALAN GOLDBERGER on

This article summarizes the difference between "Sports Law" and "Entertainment Law," and why it matters....more

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