Student Athletes Deemed Employees Under the NLRA

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​Certain student athletes are employees entitled to all the protections of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), according to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo in a Sept. 29 memo. We’ve gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other outlets.

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“Players at academic institutions perform services for institutions in return for compensation and subject to their control,” Abruzzo said. “Thus, the broad language

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