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  • COLORADO BILL WOULD REGULATE AGENT CONTACT WITH COLLEGIANS

         A bill aimed at protecting athletes and universities from
    "unscrupulous sports agents" could be considered by the CO
    Senate's Education Committee this week.  If passed, the bill,
    sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Jeff Wills, would subject
    agents to $10,000 fines for contacting student-athletes prior to
    the end of their collegiate eligibility.  The bill includes a
    provision allowing schools to sue agents for losses resulting
    from NCAA sanctions.  The bill also would require agents'
    contracts to be standardized and filed with the athlete's school
    within 72 hours of being signed and allow the student-athlete
    rescind rights within 15 days of signing (Curtis Eichelberger,
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, 3/17).
    

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  • SUPREME COURT REJECTS REDS' APPEAL ON OVERTIME PAY

         The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Reds' argument that the
    team legally is not required to pay overtime to cleaning and
    maintenance employees.  The team had claimed exemption from the
    federal Fair Labor Standards Act's time-and-a-half overtime
    requirement citing the fact that they are a seasonal amusement or
    entertainment operation.  The workers noted that they also worked
    during the off-season, as the Reds operate Riverfront Stadium for
    the Bengals.  The Reds employ 700 people during the MLB season,
    and 120 during the off-season (AP/WASHINGTON POST, 3/19).
    

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