November 18, 2021Webinar

College Athletes Score Employee Status: Key Points & Broad Implications of the NLRB General Counsel’s Recent Memo

College athletes who generate millions of dollars of profit for their schools now meet the definition of employees under federal labor law, according to a recent memo by the National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel. The memo moved college athletes one step closer to gaining the rights afforded private sector workers. It greatly expands the ability of student athletes to collectively advocate for improved working conditions and create unions just like other private sector employees. More broadly, the memo signals the NLRB’s expansive view of protected concerted activity, joint employer liability, and independent violations for misclassifying workers, which impacts not just private colleges and universities, but all employers. We will discuss the memo and its potential consequences for higher education institutions related to athletes and other employees.

We will apply for CLE credit in CO, IL, NC, TX, UT, VA, and WI (if applicable).

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time (Central):
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Complimentary CLE Webinar

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