Major League Baseball Teams Sued by Minor League Players for Alleged Labor Violations

By on July 10, 2014

Former minor-league players filed a class action lawsuit for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, accusing 30 Major League Baseball teams of failing to comply with federal wage and overtime laws.

The complaint also named Commissioner Bud Selig as a defendant.

Michael McCann, a University of New Hampshire law professor and director of the school’s Sports and Entertainment Law Institute, reported that the majority of salaries paid to minor-leaguers are far below the federal poverty level and that minor leaguers do not have the power of a union to advocate on their behalf.

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