Among other things, the bill calls for “consideration of remuneration or profit-sharing for student athletes for the use by institutional or commercial entities of the students' image, or other identifiable source, such as television rights or collegiate apparel that produce commercial profit for the institutions, membership associations, or commercial entities.” … [Read more...] about This NC commission could lead to paychecks for college athletes
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Backed by the United Steelworkers Union, CAPA filed union cards with the NLRB from an unknown number of the football team’s members. In order for the NLRB to process the petition and proceed with an election to determine whether a majority of the players actually want to be represented by the union, at least 30 percent of the potential members from an appropriate unit for bargaining currently working for the employer must sign union authorization cards. In the case of the Northwestern football team, a minimum of 26 of the 85 scholarship players must have signed union cards to meet the 30-percent requirement. … [Read more...] about College Athletes: Students or Employees?
“In enacting the challenged restraint, the NCAA and its members have ultimate power to artificially depress compensation to college athletes. If a top-tier athlete doesn’t like it, he or she essentially has no reasonably close alternative. That is the nature of a monopsony,” identifies the complaint. … [Read more...] about New Class Action Alleges NCAA and 11 Conferences Formed ‘“Monopsony’” Over College Athletes
As debate has raged over big-money college sports and whether participating student athletes should in some way share in the profits, various avenues of potential legal recourse have surfaced, with significant focus given to antitrust and labor law. At first blush, labor and employment law seems like the right legal vehicle to deliver compensation to student athletes. And why shouldn’t student athletes be paid? They spend a significant amount of time practicing and playing sports, which in turn generates significant revenues for their school, particularly in basketball and football. Ultimately, however, the sports-as-work analogy just does not translate for college athletes in the labor and employment law context. … [Read more...] about Repeat After Me: College Athletes Are Not School Employees Under the FLSA
Will our institution need to reassess of our health and welfare coverages for student athletes?An emphatic yes, keeping in mind that the NCAA’s recent settlement on medical monitoring of concussion claims may result in new information in the area of head injuries. … [Read more...] about Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 6 of 11 – A Farewell to the BSC and Amateurism in College Athletics (At Least as You Knew It)