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U.S. Supreme Court: School District Cannot Fire Coach for Personal Religious Observance After Games

USA - June 29 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court has held in favor of a former high school football coach in western Washington who lost his job after kneeling to pray on the…

Indiana Bans Transgender Girls From Playing on Their Schools’ Girls Sports Teams

USA - May 31 2022 Joining a host of states implementing laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in sports of their gender identity, Indiana has enacted…

Trailblazing Labor Contracts End U.S. Women’s Soccer Players’ Equal Pay Lawsuit

USA - May 18 2022 The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), the governing body for international soccer in the United States, and the unions representing the women’s and…

NCAA Makes Next Play in Attempt to Limit Name, Image, and Likeness Activity

USA - May 12 2022 For the first time since the NCAA issued its Interim Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) Policy on July 1, 2021, the NCAA Board of Directors issued new…

Maryland Introduces Legislation Authorizing High School Student-Athletes to Profit from Name, Image, and Likeness Rights

USA - February 23 2022 Maryland State Delegate Jay Walker has introduced Maryland House Bill 1431, entitled Public High Schools-Student Athletes-Compensation for Name…

Effort to Classify Student-Athletes as Employees Continues With New Twist to Include Public University Students

USA - February 11 2022 Ongoing efforts to urge the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to classify student-athletes as employees continue with the latest unfair labor…

Proposed Iowa Bill Continues Efforts to Reclassify Student-Athletes as Employees

USA - January 25 2022 Iowa lawmakers have expanded on federal efforts to make student-athletes employees. They have introduced legislation (H.F. 2055) to classify…

University of Connecticut Loses Termination Arbitration With Former Coach

USA - January 24 2022 After a nearly four-year battle, delayed by COVID-19 and the untimely death of the initial arbitrator assigned to the case, former University of…

Major League Baseball Owners Use “Only Tool Available” To Lockout Players

USA - December 2 2021 Major League Baseball (MLB) exercised its legal right and remedy guaranteed pursuant to current federal labor laws when it commenced a lockout of its…

High School Student-Athletes Asserting Name, Image, and Likeness Rights Moves to Forefront

USA - November 18 2021 Not only are name, image, and likeness (NIL) rights being asserted in collegiate sports, high school athletics are beginning to experience expansion…