How to Pay Athletes and Coaches: Employment Law You Should Know

Education law expert Rick Verstegen will explain the critical employment issues relating to college and university athletics programs. You will learn how to avoid the many legal or political problems that may arise.

What You'll Learn

  • What legal and employment issues relate to coaches?
  • Can and should you pay student-athletes? What are their rights?
  • What role should conduct play in employment requirements?
  • How should you handle at-will employment in contracts?
  • What are the standards for discipline and discharge?
  • How can you address outside activities and conflicts of interest?
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Training Overview

How do you pay coaches and student-athletes now? Learn the laws colleges and universities must follow.

As you begin the new academic year, you need to ensure the labor and employment practices of your athletics program adhere to current federal and state laws. Legal issues include coaching contract negotiations, pay equity, evaluations, and termination. You must also consider the potential collective bargaining rights of student-athletes as employees.

  • What legal and employment issues relate to coaches?
  • Can and should you pay student-athletes? What are their rights?
  • What role should conduct play in employment requirements?
  • How should you handle at-will employment in contracts?
  • What are the standards for discipline and discharge?
  • How can you address outside activities and conflicts of interest?
Recommended Audience
Who Should Attend?
  • Athletic directors and administrators
  • College and university administrators
  • Human resources professionals
  • Coaches
  • Deans of students
  • Legal counsel
  • Compliance officers
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials
About

Expert Presenter

Richard F. Verstegen
  • Partner with Boardman & Clark, LLP of Madison, Wisconsin
  • School Law Practice Group and Labor and Employment Group
  • Represents educational institutions in a variety of education law matters
  • Published many articles regarding education and employment law
  • Former president of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • Current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School