The Oakland Raiders and their cheerleaders settle a class-action wage theft lawsuit, in which the cheerleaders claim the team failed to pay them minimum wage, withheld pay and did not reimburse cheerleaders for business expenses.
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.
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.
- Scooby Axson