In a game-changing decision issued on March 26, 2014, Peter Sung Ohr, the Regional Director for Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), held that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are “employees” within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act (“Act”). Northwestern Univ. v. Coll. Athletes Players Ass’n, Case 13-RC-121359 (NLRB Region 13 Mar. 26, 2014) (http://www.nlrb.gov/case/13-RC-121359).
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