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UPenn Athletes Lose Wage Bid Against NCAA, Schools

Feb. 17, 2016, 5:00 AM

University of Pennsylvania athletes can’t proceed with a proposed collective action against the university, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and more than 120 member schools, alleging they are employees entitled to minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act for their work as student athletes, a federal judge ruled Feb. 16 (Berger v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n, 2016 BL 42827, S.D. Ind., 1:14-cv-01710, 2/16/16).

Three current and former members of the Penn women’s track and field team didn’t establish that they have standing to bring claims against the NCAA or any of the other schools, Judge William ...