Jeffrey Pasek Discusses the Recent NLRB Ruling on Northwestern Football Players

Sunday, March 30, 2014

In an article titled “NLRB ruling on Northwestern football players creates benefits challenges,” Jeffrey Pasek, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment Department, discusses the National Labor Relations Board decision that Northwestern University scholarship football players are employees of the Evanston, Illinois-based private university. This decision presents a series of risk management and employee benefits hurdles for colleges providing grant-in-aid scholarships to student-athletes. “Just think about the overtime claims,” said Jeff. “Student athletes are not likely to fall into the traditional exemptions from overtime requirements under the FLSA.”

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