Ex-Cowboys Cheerleader Files FLSA, Equal Pay Class Action

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 10:04 PM EDT) -- A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader filed a putative class action in Texas federal court Tuesday, alleging the NFL team violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Equal Pay Act by failing to pay proper overtime and for paying her less than "Rowdy," the team mascot, who is male.

Erica Wilkins, who worked for the team from May 2014 to August 2017, said that Dallas Cowboys Football Club Ltd. paid her and other cheerleaders $8 per hour while paying "Rowdy" the mascot about $25 per hour despite having similar job responsibilities, a violation of the Equal Pay Act.

"During the three...

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