Three Minor League Baseball Players File Wage Lawsuit


Three minor league baseball players have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California over alleged violations of wage and overtime laws.

According to Sports Illustrated, Aaron Senne, Michael Liberto and Oliver Odle have sued Major League Baseball, MLB commissioner Bud Selig, the Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants. The former players are hoping to expand the lawsuit to class action status on behalf of thousands of minor league players.

The players claim that most minor league players earn between $3,000 and $7,500 for a five-month season. According to Sports Illustrated, by comparison, fast food workers typically earn between $15,000 and $18,000 a year, or about two or three times what minor league players make.

The minor league players contend that they worked between 60 and 70 hours per week, and were undercompensated based on their earnings.

If you have experienced a wage or overtime dispute, you may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation. Our Los Angeles employment attorneys can help you decide whether to move forward with your case. Call our office today to schedule a consultation at (310) 273-3180.

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