Dan Cohen and Jill McCook

Dan Cohen is a shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Atlanta office. Jill McCook is an associate in Baker Donelson’s Knoxville office.

Former University of Southern California football player Lamar Dawson’s attempt to be declared an “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was soundly defeated in federal court. Dawson brought the lawsuit on behalf of himself and a similarly situated class of Division I FBS football players in which he alleged that they should be entitled to minimum wage and overtime payments in return for their “work” generating “massive revenues” for their universities. (more…)