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Supreme Court allows minor leaguers' class action over pay

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Posted at 9:04 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 12:04:42-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing a class-action lawsuit to proceed from minor league baseball players who allege they are being paid less than minimum wage.

The lawsuit involves minor league players in Arizona, California and Florida. The justices offered no comment Monday in rejecting Major League Baseball’s appeal. The players first sued major league teams in February 2014, claiming most earn less than $7,500 annually in violation of several laws.

A judge had initially allowed only the California players to sue, but the federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled in favor of the players from Arizona and Florida.