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Ben-Gals Cheerleader FLSA Settlement Approved

On December 14, 2015, Hon. Michael R. Barrett of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio granted final approval to a settlement agreement establishing a $400,000 fund to compensate Ben-Gal cheerleaders for unpaid wages.  Plaintiff, represented by Goldenberg Schneider and Minnillo & Jenkins, alleged that the Cincinnati Bengals football team unlawfully failed to compensate Ben-Gal cheerleaders for mandatory practice time and promotional appearances in violation of state and federal labor laws.  See Brenneman v. Cincinnati Bengals, Inc., S.D. Ohio No. 1:14-cv-00136MRB.

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