A number of recent cases have argued for “employee status” of collegiate athletes. For example, Northwestern University football players were initially successful when the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board found they met the definition of “employees” under labor law, although that decision was overturned by the NLRB in Washington. Numerous other lawsuits have attempted to gain employee status for college athletes.
Go online to find such a case (NOTE: You cannot use a case in the textbook). Briefly describe the case,
a) including the legal rights the plaintiff(s) are seeking,
b) the facts they rely on to support their case and
c) the specific law(s) they used (if the case has been finally decided) or are using (if the case is still in the courts) to support their lawsuit.
Be sure to: 1) identify the legal source of the issues; 2) use and define the legal terms/phrases that apply; 3) include a minimum of two internet references; 4) properly cite and reference all sources using APA format.