If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?

If NCAA Scholarship Football Players Are Employees, What Are Coaches?…Supervisors?

The decision of the Regional Director of Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) has created an interesting question for all colleges and universities.

Fifth Circuit Refuses NLRB’s Request to Rehear D.R. Horton

By | Vorys on Labor | April 21, 2014
Fifth Circuit Refuses NLRB’s Request to Rehear D.R. Horton

The NLRB is now 0 for 2 in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In a victory for employers, the Fifth Circuit recently refused to rehear (pdf) its December 2013 decision rejecting an NLRB ruling that questioned the wide-spread practice of having employees sign arbitration agreements that bar class or collective actions.