Education

On July 11, 2024, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in Johnson v. NCAA that certain college athletes may qualify as employees of their schools or the NCAA under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Being classified as employees could entitle college athletes to minimum wages and overtime pay, among other rights under the FLSA.… Continue Reading

The Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina (collectively SFFA), in a 6-3 majority opinion authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC) violate federal law.… Continue Reading

In a statement that portends additional scrutiny of the “working conditions” of college and university athletes, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has publicly stated her view that scholarship athletes at academic institutions are employees who have the right to organize and to be protected from discrimination and retaliation when they act concertedly to improve their working conditions.… Continue Reading