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pay lawsuit against USTA is ruled out

District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan agreed with the USTA that the umpires were independent contractors rather than employees, and not entitled to overtime despite regularly working more
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Carter pointed to the umpires’ "high degree of control" over their work, including the ability to set their schedules, and their "immense discretion"
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The umpires had brought claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York state labour law.

Judith Spanier, a lawyer for the umpires, declined to comment on the decision. USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier did not immediately
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The USTA paid umpires $115 to $200 per day, depending on their certifications, plus stipends for airfares, shared hotel rooms and food at the National Tennis Center, court papers show.Articles Connexes:

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