How Employers Can Avoid Getting Blitzed By Fantasy Football

Law360, New York (September 8, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Now that the National Football League season has kicked off, employers are huddling with attorneys to address concerns that worker participation in fantasy football leagues might sack productivity and expose them to lawsuits.

While productivity is at the forefront of companies' concerns when it comes to fantasy football and the workplace, legal problems can trip employers up as well. Gambling laws may be implicated if money changes hands, and employees who feel shunned or pressured to participate despite religious objections could cite those negative experiences to support a discrimination claim.

Attorneys say clients have been coming to them with questions about...

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