Professional cheerleaders in California are now 'employees' under new bill

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jul 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-16 11:47:46-04

Cheerleaders for professional sports teams in California will now be considered employees and must earn at least minimum wage.

A bill to this effect was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday.

Prior to the bill's passage, professional cheerleaders completed mandatory practices and appearances that were unpaid.

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