Tim O’Brien gave a presentation on “Title IX and the Changing World of Stipends, Aid, Benefits and Compensation” for collegiate athletes at the NCAA’s Inclusion Forum held in San Diego, California on April 25, 2015.
Tim analyzed the recent changes to NCAA legislation allowing schools to pay up to the full cost of attendance and provide unlimited meals; the O’Bannon case which allows for the creation of trust funds for athletes based on the “use” of their names, images and likenesses in videos and on television; the Northwestern NLRB case in which the athletes were found to be employees; and other recent cases seeking minimum wages for athletes and damages for the “caps” on the value of scholarships. Tim then explained the Title IX implications of each of these developments and their practical effect on the operation of collegiate athletic departments.
The San Diego Union Tribune reported on his presentation: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/apr/25/ncaa-inclusion-forum-cost-living-stipend-title-IX/
Tim is a founding partner of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC, where his practice focuses on the areas of sports law, labor and employment law and litigation. He is one of the co-authors of the NCAA’s Gender Equity manual and together with the firm represents colleges and universities from all Division levels throughout the country.