In an earlier post we discussed the fact that over the course of the last 15 years, wage and hour claims have risen dramatically. In that post we mentioned that misclassification could be one of the reasons for the increase. Because it is possible that people engaged in a variety of occupations could file these claims, many different types of employers could find that they are defending against wage and hour claims.
Some employers, who have faced claims of this nature lately, are the owners of certain NFL football teams. It is not the football players making the claims. Instead, it is the cheerleaders. While several teams have faced these cases, most recently, it is the Buffalo Bills. Thus far, the teams that make their home in Maryland have not been involved.