Indiana Federal Judge: Student Athletes Are Not University Employees

(February 19, 2016, 1:29 PM EST) -- INDIANAPOLIS — Three student athletes failed to show that their participation on university sports teams renders them employees of the university for which they play, an Indiana federal judge ruled Feb. 16 in dismissing the students’ claims that they are owed wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (Gillian Berger, et al. v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al., No. 14-1710, S.D. Ind.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18194).

(Entry on motions to dismiss available. Document #73-160311-001Z.)

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