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Jets cheerleader is the latest to file a lawsuit over low wages

A cheerleader for the New York Jets is following the lead of cheerleaders from 3 other teams, by filing a lawsuit against her employer for low wages. According to ESPN, the cheerleader, named as Krystal C. has filed a lawsuit in New Jersey against the Jets. 

The former cheerleader, who worked for the team for one season in 2012, claims the team paid her a flat fee of $150 on game day, and $100 for all other events she worked. The lawsuit claims that the cheerleaders were also required to attend unpaid practices and charity events. 

The Star Ledger reports that when total hours are factored in the cheerleaders made only $3.77/hour and after other job-related expenses are counted, such as travel and required hair appointments, their wages dropped to a paltry $1.50/hour. Minimum wage in New Jersey in 2012 was $7.25/hour, and has since been raised to $8.25/hour. 

Krystal is being represented by the same law firm that filed a similar lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders back in January.

Click here to read the legal filing.

 

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