NCAA, PAC-12 Want Out Of Football Players' Wage Suit

Law360, New York (January 30, 2017, 12:24 PM EST) -- The NCAA and Pac-12 Conference asked a California federal judge to dismiss a proposed wage-and-hour class action on Friday, arguing that both federal and state law have already determined that student-athletes are not employees and make it impossible for the governing bodies to be employers under labor laws.

In their motion to dismiss former University of Southern California linebacker Lamar Dawson's claims, the governing body and conference accused him of attempting to circumvent already settled laws that have precluded employment claims against colleges and universities.

The Department of Labor and various federal courts have determined that student-athletes are not employees under...

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