MLB Sued Over Use Of Unpaid Volunteers At FanFest Events

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 1:41 PM EDT) -- Major League Baseball has violated state and federal employment laws by staffing its lucrative All-Star FanFest events with unpaid volunteers, according to a class action lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York.

The complaint targets MLB's annual FanFest event, described by the league as an “interactive baseball theme park,” which has become a fixture of the All-Star Game weekend. The five-day 2013 All-Star Weekend event in New York City generated approximately $191.5 million for the local economy and was sponsored by at least 15 major U.S. corporations,...
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