Lawsuit Alleges College Athletes Should Be Paid at Least Minimum Wage

October 24, 2014

College athletes meet the definition of part-time worker under federal law just as federal work study participants do and should be paid at least minimum wage, a lawsuit filed in federal court this week alleges.

USA Today reports on the lawsuit's filing in federal court in Indianapolis, where the NCAA has its headquarters, and notes that the lawsuit -- by naming every Division I college and university as a defendant, as well as the association -- expands the scope of institutions that are directly targets of the large and growing collection of lawsuits seeking to change how college athletes are compensated.

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