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Wednesday, January 04, 2017

How Mike Trout Could Legally Become a Free Agent

Considering that Trout signed a six-year, $144.5 million contract extension back in 2014 – an agreement that runs through 2020 – this is just an interesting, but hypothetical, thought experiment, right?

Not necessarily. A relatively obscure provision under California law — specifically, Section 2855 of the California Labor Code — limits all personal services contracts (i.e., employment contracts) in the state to a maximum length of seven years. In other words, this means that if an individual were to sign an employment contract in California lasting eight or more years, then at the conclusion of the seventh year the employee would be free to choose to either continue to honor the agreement, or else opt out and seek employment elsewhere.

Although the California legislature has previously considered eliminating this protection for certain professional athletes – including Major League Baseball players – no such amendment has passed to date. Consequently, Section 2855 would presumptively apply to any player employed by one of the five major-league teams residing in California.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 04, 2017 at 11:57 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: contract, free agency, legal, mike trout

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Arizona Diamondbacks sue Maricopa County to explore leaving Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks sued Maricopa County on Tuesday, seeking to break the team’s lease at Chase Field so that it can seek financiers to build a new stadium or renovate the 19-year-old ballpark.

The Diamondbacks’ lease with the county, which owns the stadium, prevents the team from talking with outside groups until 2024, and requires the team to play in its current home until 2028.

The Maricopa County Superior Court lawsuit is the latest twist in a long-running conflict over which party is responsible for as much as $187 million in repairs and upgrades to Chase Field. The team threatened to sue last year after negotiations with the county broke down.

The county argues that a portion of the upgrades are cosmetic and the team’s financial responsibility, and that the county will have enough money over the long term to meet its share of the obligations. The Diamondbacks counter that the county-run stadium district has not set aside enough money for needed upgrades and is risking safety.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2017 at 09:32 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, legal, stadiums

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Baseball Stadium Workers Not Owed Overtime

A baseball stadium concessions operator in Maryland is exempt from paying overtime, a federal appeals court ruled ( Hill v. Del. N. Cos. Sportservice, Inc. , 2d Cir., No. 15-2109, 10/3/16 ).

Delaware North Companies Sportservice Inc., which sells food, beverages and merchandise inside Oriole Park at Camden Yards, is covered by a Fair Labor Standards Act exemption for businesses engaged in amusement or recreational activities on a seasonal basis, Judge Barrington D. Parker wrote Oct. 3 for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The company doesn’t directly provide amusement or recreation, but its primary purpose is selling goods and services to enhance spectators’ experience during Baltimore Orioles games.

Delaware North conducts business in Oriole Park through its subsidiary, Maryland Sportservice Inc., and has similar operations at a number of professional and college sports venues. The ruling could affect overtime eligibility for concessions workers at its other locations.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 04, 2016 at 09:57 AM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: concession workers, labor, legal, orioles

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress arrested, records show

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was apparently arrested overnight in Dallas County, records show.

Dallas County Jail records say Jeffress was booked into jail at 5:13 a.m. Friday.

The reason for the arrest was not immediately made clear. No charges had been listed on the Dallas County Jail’s website. News 8 has reached out to the Rangers for comment.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 26, 2016 at 09:12 AM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: jeremy jeffress, legal, police blotter, rangers

 

 

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