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Game, Set, and Match: USTA Aces Umpire Misclassification Case

09/16/2014

Although the U.S. Open came to an end earlier this month in Flushing Meadows, New York, match point remained to be played for the tournament’s umpires.  In Meyer v. United States Tennis Association, Judge Andrew Carter of the Southern District of New York shot a cross-court winner for the USTA, holding that the umpires were properly classified as independent contractors, not employees, and granting summary judgment on their wage claims under the FLSA and NY Labor Law.

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