Tag: Misclassifcation

May 30, 2023
On Thursday, May 18, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a complaint against the University of Southern California (“USC”), the Pac-12 Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), alleging that the three employers have continued misclassifying college athletes in men’s and women’s basketball and football as “student-athletes” rather than employees who are entitled to protections under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). If the action is successful, it would reclassify the athletes as employees and allow them to consider forming a union.
May 18, 2023
The misclassification of employees as exempt is a growing problem in many industries. This practice occurs when employers classify employees as exempt from overtime pay and other labor protections, despite the fact that they do not meet the criteria for exempt status under the law. This can lead to serious legal ramifications for employers who engage in this practice, including costly fines, lawsuits, and damage to their reputation.