Minor Leaguers Likely To Get Conditional Cert. In Wage Suit

Law360, San Francisco (October 2, 2015, 10:01 PM EDT) -- A California federal magistrate judge said Friday that he's likely to conditionally certify a collective action of minor league baseball players who say Major League Baseball deprived them of minimum and overtime wages, saying he thinks they have enough common issues to go forward collectively.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero said at the start of Friday's hearing that the standard for conditional certification is "extremely low." However, he said the plaintiffs have pled that they are similarly situated on a number of issues, including that they weren't paid for work in the offseason and didn't earn overtime or minimum wages during...

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