Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Election Ordered for Northwestern Football Players


NLRB LogoIn a ruling just released by the NLRB Chicago Region, the Regional Director has determined that the Northwestern football players receiving grant-in-aid scholarships are "employees" under the National Labor Relations Act and has ordered an election. 

The ruling is available here

-JB

Just a quick addition to Jason's post:

I've only had a moment to scan the decision, but it seems to make a point to rely on common-law agency factors, which is somewhat signficant given the Brown University case's dismissal of those (despite Supreme Court precedent).  Hower, the director also applied Brown as a backup, and still found that they were employees.

Obviously, this is just the beginning of litigation over this, but it's going to be fascinating to watch.  I definitely didn't see this coming from the Region.

-JH

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