Ex-Athletes' FLSA Suit Against NCAA, UPenn Tossed

Law360, New York (February 16, 2016, 5:32 PM EST) -- An Indiana federal court on Tuesday dismissed a suit brought by former University of Pennsylvania athletes against the NCAA and Penn and other schools over their employment status, ruling that participating in an NCAA athletic team at Penn does not make them employees of Penn for wage-and-hour purposes.

Although the former athletes argued that they were workers analogous to work-study participants and should be paid minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act, U.S. District Judge William T. Lawrence disagreed, saying that the economic reality of the situation and the U.S. Department of Labor's own assessments of work-study positions don't support...

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