Minimum Wage

New Wage and Hour Legislation Proposed for NFL Cheerleaders

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The Super Bowl may be over but there is a new battle brewing in the NFL, this time in Sacramento. Everyone knows NFL players make plenty of money. What people may not be so aware of is that the cheerleaders are often paid less than minimum wage to cheer those teams on. In an effort to change that, on Friday January 30, 2015, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduced legislation to ensure that professional cheerleaders are paid at least minimum wage in the state of California. This proposed legislation would apply to all professional cheerleaders, not just those for the NFL but the NBA as well. You can check out Assemblywoman Gonzalez's proposal here

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