Bloomberg Law
Aug. 25, 2021, 10:09 PM

NCAA Student-Athletes Advance Wage Suit Against Their Schools

Kathleen Dailey
Kathleen Dailey
Legal Reporter

A group of student-athletes may proceed with Fair Labor Standards Act and multiple state wage claims against the colleges and universities they attended, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday.

The plaintiffs alleged that their participation in NCAA sports for their schools interfered with their academics, was not connected to their education, and failed to provide any “significant educational benefits.”

As such, the plaintiffs plausibly alleged they’re employees entitled to wages for the time spent related to their sports, Judge John R. Padova of the the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in denying the attended ...

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