Raiders Agree to Pay $1.25 Million to Cheerleaders Suing over Wage-Theft in Violation of Labor Laws

Raiders Agree to Pay $1.25 Million to Cheerleaders Suing over Wage-Theft in Violation of Labor Laws

(Reuters) – The Oakland Raiders have agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 90 members of the team’s cheerleading squad who alleged they were underpaid or faced lengthy delays in receiving their wages in violation of California labor law. 

The settlement, which requires court approval, was announced by the Raiders and the Raiderettes in a joint statement on Thursday and followed similar suits filed since January by cheerleaders for several other National Football League franchises.

The litigation has focused attention on the working conditions of NFL cheerleaders who, unlike professional football players, are not represented by a labor union.

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