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HTMLMinor League Baseball Players Strike Out in Attempt to Certify Class for Wage Claims
Brent Michael Douglas; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 21, 2016, previously published on September 9, 2016
In 2014, a group of minor league players sued Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner, former commissioner Bud Selig, and three MLB franchises alleging numerous violations of the federal minimum-wage law. Some minor league players reportedly received $3,000 to $7,000 over a five-month...


HTMLEqual Pay for Equal Play - U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Claim Against U.S. Soccer
Jillian M. Collins; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 5, 2016
Five members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, including stars Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan, filed a complaint at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the U.S. Soccer Federation alleging that they are paid almost four times less than the men’s national...


HTMLIt’s A Wrap! Sony Pictures Data Breach Case Settles Without a Hollywood Ending For the Plaintiff Class
Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 17, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
Everyone loves a good courtroom drama. So just imagine this pitch: henchmen of an evil dictator hack their way into a movie studio computer system. Once inside, they steal the most sensitive personal information of the studio’s stars, executives and employees. Their most intimate secrets,...


HTMLThe NFL Deflategate Scandal — The Second Half
Clifford J. Hart; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on April 27, 2016
In September 2015, we reported on the U.S. District Court's decision to overturn ("vacate") the four-game suspension issued by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tom Brady of the New England Patriots for his role in the "deflategate" scandal ("Fantasy Football ¿ Lessons...


HTMLNew Labour Market Impact Assessment Exemption
Brian Dingle, Brian D. Portas, Samantha Tom; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on March 31, 2016
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada ("IRCC") has recently made it easier for foreign nationals in television and film, performing arts and commercial production to work in Canada on a temporary basis. Since February 17, 2016, certain job positions within these industries have been...


HTMLNLRB Declines to Exercise Jurisdiction Over College Football Players' Petition
Brian Smith; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on Fall 2015
College athletics, particularly college football, is a major source of revenue for many colleges and universities. Recently, Northwestern University has been in the spotlight as some of its football players have sought to unionize. In the 2012-2013 academic year, Northwestern University generated...


HTMLTampa Bay Buccaneers to Settle Cheerleaders’ Wage-and-Hour Class Action
Benjamin A. Tulis; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by its cheerleaders on May 19, 2014. Pierre-Val v. Buccaneers Ltd. Partnership, No. 14-cv-01182 (M.D. Fla.). The Buccaneers agreed to pay $825,000, with $264,000 of the settlement allocated to attorney’s fees. As a...


HTMLNYC Exotic Dancers Entitled to More than $10M in Unpaid Wages
Joseph M. Hanna; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2015, previously published on November 29, 2014
In a class-action lawsuit brought by about 1,900 exotic dancers, a federal judge in New York ruled Rick’s Cabaret, a strip club in Midtown Manhattan, should pay more than $10 million to the plaintiffs. The lawsuit was filed four years ago by the dancers to recover unpaid wages from 2005-2012....


HTMLRecent College Coach Lawsuits Emphasize the Importance of Good Contract Language
Daniel W. Werly; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
The recent flurry of scandals in professional sports, particularly those from the NFL that dominated headlines in recent weeks, are not without their counterparts in the college ranks. Indeed, in the past year there have been an increasing number of controversies involving college coaches, which in...


HTMLEmployment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 11 of 11 - GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL: the World Cup and Onionhead Capture America’s Attention...Briefly
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 3, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
This summer’s FIFA World Cup was truly spectacular. I know this because I’ve been working in the same office building for years and not once has every one of the 10+ pubs located within a five-block radius been packed to the gills on a weekday afternoon for a sporting event. I know this...


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