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|College Football Players Are Employees, and the Heisman Trophy Becomes the “Employee of the Year” Award...|
Mark J. Neuberger, Christopher G. Ward; Foley & Lardner LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014Making massive waves throughout the collegiate and legal communities, the Chicago Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) determined Wednesday that scholarship ¿ but not walk-on ¿ football players of Northwestern University are employees under the...
|NLRB Regional Director Holds Northwestern University Football Players Are Employees, And Can Unionize|
Vorys Sater Seymour Pease LLP;
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014Yesterday, the NLRB’s regional director for Region 13, Peter Ohr, issued a 24-page ruling in which he held that college football players at Northwestern University were employees entitled to the right to organize. Ohr reasoned that the players met the standard for an employee under the NLRA...
|Northwestern University - The NLRB Should Have Passed|
Terry L. Potter; Husch Blackwell LLP;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014The Regional Director for the Chicago office of the NLRB issued a decision this week finding that football players receiving scholarships at Northwestern University constituted an appropriate unit for purposes of collective bargaining under the NLRA. From my perspective, the decision is flawed in...
|NLRB Regional Director Rules College Football Players Can Unionize|
Lisa Karen Atkins, Anthony B. Byergo, John Richard Carrigan, W. Scott Hardy; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
April 2, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014On March 26, 2014, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision and direction of election in a union representation petition filed by the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) seeking to represent Northwestern University’s football players. CAPA,...
|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...
|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.
|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...
|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.