Using NCAA Cases, Federal Judge Determines That MLB Is A Joint Employer Of Minor Leaguers

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Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Judge Joseph Spero of San Francisco’s federal district court recently ruled that minor league baseball players are “employees” and are entitled to approximately $1.88 million in penalties for baseball’s failure to comply with California’s wage statement requirements.

The judge also ruled that the MLB, unlike the NCAA, is a joint employer of the athletes they regulate. This and more are from a recent 181-page ruling that re-directs an eight-year legal battle.

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