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UPDATE: California Senate Bill 206 Moves Closer To Becoming Law

California Senate Bill 206, formerly known as The Fair Pay To Play Act, which would allow college student-athletes within the state to profit from the use of their name, image and likeness without interfering with their eligibility to continue to participate in collegiate athletics, has moved one step closer to becoming law. The bill past another hurdle...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: California Senate Bill 206 Moves Closer To Becoming Law appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
September 1, 2019

Running Backs NLRB Petition Seeks To “Stiff Arm” NFL Players Association With New Bargaining Unit

An upstart labor organization, the International Brotherhood of Professional Running Backs (IBPRB), has filed a petition with Region 13, the Chicago office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), seeking to form a separate union for the National Football League’s running backs. The unit clarification petition, NLRB Case No. 13-UC-246227, seeks to sever and create...… Continue Reading The post Running Backs NLRB Petition Seeks To “Stiff Arm” NFL Players Association With New Bargaining Unit appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
August 28, 2019

Title IX Alert Fall 2019

To assist collegiate sports administrators in assessing emerging Title IX issues, we are pleased to provide the fall 2019 issue of the Title IX Alert. This publication highlights topical issues such as proposed regulations, coaching obligations, and prominent court cases, among others. This issue covers the following topics: Private college denied due process to football...… Continue Reading The post Title IX Alert Fall 2019 appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
August 26, 2019

Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ?

California SB 206 would allow college-level student-athletes in California to market their name, image, and likeness without affecting their amateur status. How may the new law, which is in the final phases of approval, affect international student-athletes? Foreign students enter the United States on F-1 student visas. The terms of this type of visa drastically...… Continue Reading
August 12, 2019

Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ?

The Fair Pay to Play Act, California SB 206, would allow college-level student-athletes in California to market their name, image, and likeness without affecting their amateur status. How may the new law, which is in the final phases of approval, affect international student-athletes? Foreign students enter the United States on F-1 student visas. The terms...… Continue Reading The post Will Student-Athletes on F-1 Visas be Affected by the Fair Pay to Play Act ? appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
August 12, 2019

MLB Appears Ready To Dive into Uniform Patch Advertising

After observing the success of the NBA’s uniform patch program, Major League Baseball appears ready to utilize similar uniform advertising. According to MLB’s Executive and Vice President of Business and Sales Noah Garden, the MLB is considering advertising patches for players’ uniforms. Although the patches cover only a small portion of uniform space (approximately 6.25...… Continue Reading The post MLB Appears Ready To Dive into Uniform Patch Advertising appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
July 22, 2019

Sports Venues and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Throughout the country, sports teams and their venues have been hit with an uptick of public accommodation lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), along with its state and local counterparts. The ability to obtain attorney’s fees makes these cases attractive to plaintiffs’ firms. Plaintiffs include fans, who team up with...… Continue Reading The post Sports Venues and the Americans with Disabilities Act appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
July 15, 2019

Senate Bill Proposes Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

A bill to prevent any federal funding for the 2026 men’s World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide equal pay to the U.S. women’s and men’s national teams was introduced by Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on July 9, 2019. Manchin’s bill comes just a few days after the U.S. women’s team swept...… Continue Reading The post Senate Bill Proposes Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
July 11, 2019

Proposed New Jersey Legislation Would Bar Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

A bill (NJ A-5564) introduced in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly would amend the state’s Law Against Discrimination to broaden the definition of “race” to provide greater protection for individual hairstyles and prohibit hair discrimination in the workplace, housing, and schools. The amendment would protect “traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited...… Continue Reading The post Proposed New Jersey Legislation Would Bar Discrimination Based on Hairstyle appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
July 9, 2019

UPDATE: NCAA Flexes Its Muscle in Response to California Fair Pay To Play Act

NCAA President Mark Emmert has predicted that it would become “impossible” for the NCAA to consider California colleges eligible to participate in national championship competitions should California pass the Fair Pay To Play Act (SB 206) and allow college athletes to maintain their amateur status while accepting pay for marketing their name, image and likeness (as...… Continue Reading The post UPDATE: NCAA Flexes Its Muscle in Response to California Fair Pay To Play Act appeared first on Collegiate & Professional Sports Law Blog.
June 27, 2019

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