Raiders settle cheerleader lawsuit for $1.25 million

Friday September 5th, 2014

The Oakland Raiders agreed to pay $1.25 million, settling a class-action wage theft lawsuit brought against them by the team’s cheerleaders, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The approval of the deal will be sought later this month. 

Two former Raiderettes filed a suit in January claiming that the Raiders broke state labor laws by failing to pay them minimum wage, withholding pay and not reimbursing cheerleaders for business expenses. 

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The cheerleaders on the squad will now earn $9 an hour, bumping their annual pay from $1,250 to $3,250. The suit covers 90 former cheerleaders who will get $2,500 in back pay and penalties for last season, plus $6,000 in back pay and penalties for each of the three previous seasons. 

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