Buffalo Bills sued by cheerleaders for minimum wage violations

Posted on: April 30th, 2014 by Steve Larson
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Fotolia FootballFormer Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, known as the Jills, filed a lawsuit against the football team for failing to pay them in compliance with New York State minimum wage laws.  Additionally, the complaint also named the production company that manages the Bills cheerleaders as defendants, claiming that each cheerleader provided approximately 840 hours of unpaid labor per year.

Similar lawsuits were filed in 2014 by former Oakland Raiders cheerleaders who alleged that they were paid less than $5.00 per hour and by former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleaders who claimed they paid only $2.85 an hour.