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“Buffalo Jills” Have Little to Cheer About

NFL cheerleaders have been garnering a lot of attention lately, but probably not in the way that their teams had intended. On Tuesday, members of the “Buffalo Jills” filed suit against the Buffalo Bills, Citadel Communications Company, and Stejon Productions. Since 1986, management of the cheerleading team has rested in private entities. Allegedly, those entities […]

Northwestern Football Players are No Amateurs

Kain Colter and the Northwestern Wildcats have scored a big win at the expense of the NCAA and private universities. On Wednesday, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that the college football players qualify as “employees” and are consequently entitled to unionize. As summarized in our prior blog, Colter and […]

Football may be over but the Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders’ Season is Just Getting Started

While the life of a NFL cheerleader sparks one’s imagination of glamour, television exposure and desirability, a closer look reveals that this lifestyle is not quite so glamorous.  Lacy T, 27, signed on as a “Raiderette” in April of 2013.  The opportunity to dance for an NFL team “was a huge dream for me,” she […]

Revenge of the Interns

College students and recent graduates may soon have cause to celebrate:  employers are coming under increased scrutiny when it comes to unpaid internships.  Following the success of interns suing for wages at Fox Searchlight and the recent $450,000 settlement in favor of Elite Model Management interns, the Second Circuit finds itself at the epicenter of […]

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