Thursday, February 20, 2014

Attorneys and accountants report

Getting paid to play a kids' game is...exploitation, in this litigious paradise;
The major leagues and their teams "have exploited minor leaguers by paying salaries below minimum wage, by not paying overtime wages, and by often paying no wages, at all," said the suit, which was filed this month in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on behalf of three former minor-league players. It seeks class-action status on behalf of thousands of current and former minor-leaguers, dating back at least three years, and damages and civil penalties against MLB and its franchises.
The 6,000 current minor-leaguers have no union or bargaining power and are paid on a fixed scale, set by Major League Baseball, that starts at $1,100 a month at rookie Class A leagues and rises to $2,150 for the top-level Triple-A leagues, the suit said. It said salaries average $3,000 to $7,500 for playing seasons of three to five months.
High inside cheese?

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