Labor Department: Oakland Raiders Has No Wage and Hour Violation
April 02, 2014
Oakland, Calif. – Following a federal investigation on how the Oakland Raiders’ cheerleaders, Raiderettes, get compensated, the U.S. Labor Department has found no violations of federal minimum wage laws.
The agency has found out that Raiders operates as a seasonal employer. Thus, a federal minimum wage requirement does not apply to the team.
However, the ruling does not protect the team from the lawsuit filed by two of its two Raiderettes as the alleged labor violation continues to make its way through the court.
It was back in February when the Raiderettes came out to seek a class action lawsuit over allegations they are paid less than $5 an hour during rehearsals, pictorials and other important events.
So far, the Raiders has moved to resolve the case outside court through a private arbitration before the National Football League Commissioner.