UPenn Athletes To Challenge 7th Circ. Employee Ruling

By Vin Gurrieri (December 15, 2016, 5:17 PM EST) -- Two University of Pennsylvania student-athletes will ask the full Seventh Circuit on Friday to rethink its recent ruling that their participation in college sports does not make them school employees, a decision that prevented them from pursuing class action claims that they deserved minimum wage pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Former Penn track and field athletes Gillian Berger and Taylor Hennig will ask the Seventh Circuit to overturn its precedential Dec. 5 ruling affirming February dismissal of their suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association and more than 120 NCAA member schools alleging that student-athletes are employees entitled to...

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