Publication Title

U.C. Davis Law Review

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2015

Abstract

This article examines a little known exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act relieving seasonal recreational or amusement employers from their obligation to pay the minimum wage and overtime. After evaluating the existing, confused case law surrounding the exemption, we propose a new, simplified framework for applying the provision. We then apply this framework to a recent wave of FLSA lawsuits brought by cheerleaders, minor league baseball players, and stadium workers against professional sports teams. The article concludes by considering the policy implications of exempting this class of employers from the FLSA's wage and hour requirements.

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External Links

Westlaw

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SSRN

Web

Recommended Citation

Charlotte S. Alexander & Nathaniel Grow, Gaming the System: The Exemption of Professional Sports Teams from the Fair Labor Standards Act, 49 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 123 (2015).

DOI

10.2139/ssrn.2568758

Volume

49

Issue

1

First Page

123

Last Page

182