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|Recent NLRB Decision Finding Scholarship Football Players to be “Employees” Raises a Host of Legal and Practical Issues for College Football Programs|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
April 1, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014By decision dated March 26, 2014, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr upheld the findings of a hearing officer which determined that all football players at Northwestern University who receive grant-in-aid scholarships are “employees” within the...
|Non-Courtside Madness? Resume Fraud Costs Manhattan Coach Steve Masiello From Securing South Florida Coaching Job|
Jennifer B. Rubin; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014Our attention on the NCAA college basketball tournament was temporarily diverted by the non-courtside drama that played out this week when the University of South Florida revoked its head coaching offer to Steve Masiello after it learned that he lied about his educational credentials.
|NLRB Regional Director Rules Northwestern University Football Players Have the Right to Unionize|
R. Joseph Stennis; Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP;
March 31, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014Yesterday afternoon the Director of the NLRB’s regional office located in Chicago, Illinois ruled in a landmark decision that Northwestern University football players presently on scholarship at the school are an “employee” as that term is defined under the National Labor...
|The Wage-And-Hour Implications Of The Nlrb’s Northwestern Football Player Ruling|
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014By now you’ve likely heard that yesterday a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University’s scholarship athletes are “employees” of the university covered by, and entitled to organize under, the National Labor Relations Act. Labor...
|Elliot Kaye Nominated as New Chairman of the CPSC|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 28, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014The long awaited announcement of a new CPSC Chairman is finally here. After more than a year of speculation and intrigue, the search ended right where it started today when President Obama announced that Elliot Kaye is his nominee to become the next Chairman of the CPSC.
|California Poised to Pass On-Line Poker Legislation|
Jeffrey Leacox, Martha A. Sabol, Parke D. Terry; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 27, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014Two coalitions have introduced rival bills in the California Legislature marking a third year of debate among state lawmakers over how to license and regulate on-line poker.
|Making the Most Out of March Madness|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 24, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014With the seasonal turn from winter to spring comes the annual rite of “March Madness” — the competition for the NCAA annual national basketball championship. School spirit abounds as 68 men’s teams and 64 women’s teams compete. Any event with great public interest can...
|Three Pointers on Handling Employees’ March Madness|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 19, 2014It’s that time of year. Your office supply room smells of freshly copied pages titled “NCAA Tournament Bracket.” The words “underdog,” “upset,” “first round,” and “buzzer beater” are heard from watercooler conversations. Money is...
|Are March Madness Office Pools Legal?|
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 21, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014Brace yourselves, employers: March Madness is upon us. Thursday, March 20, is the first full day of the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Division I Basketball Championship Tournament games, and the tourney does not conclude until the Championship Game on Monday,...
|Bracketology 101 - A Look Ahead at Legal Issues that May Change the Face of the Final Four|
Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 20, 2014, previously published on March 18, 2014This year’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament may be the last of its kind. This post explores some of the brewing legal issues that may force big changes to future “Final Fours,” and in turn, the legal rights and obligations of the NCAA and its member universities, and...