Professional Cheerleaders for sports teams in California are now classified as employees. A change for all who are now eligible for overtime, sick days and other protections under a new labor law.
Before the cheerleaders were considered independent contractors, receiving below minimum wages for hours and hours of work with no overtime, sick leave or benefits.
The cheerleaders were treated like employees practicing and performing for the sport’s teams benefit.
The new labor law applies to all cheerleaders working for pro-teams in California, for both major league and minor league.
IF you are being misclassified as an aindependent contractor and you are treated like an employee but not given benefits or other employment protections like overtime you should speak with an employment attorney today. Call now 347.766.5185.
Berlingieri Law, PLLC