Oakland Raiders’ Cheerleaders Will Now Be Paid Minimum Wage


After a slew of lawsuits from cheerleaders across the country, there seems to be a glimmer of hope – at least in Oakland.

Just about 6 months after Lacy T., a cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders, filed a lawsuit that alleged her employer paid dancers less than minimum wage, committed multiple wage theft violations and imposed illegal fines for things like gaining weight the Oakland Raiders have determined that the cheerleaders will now be paid the state minimum wage of $9 an hour.

Perhaps most interesting is that the cheerleaders will also be paid for work-related events such as practice, public appearances, and team photos; a wage and hour mandate that wasn’t previously imposed.

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