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Committee on Education and LaborWorkforce ProtectionsIntroducedJune 24th, 2016
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Minor league baseball players receive signing bonuses with their initial contracts and are paid salaries during the season. Forcing baseball franchises to pay them overtime and an off-season minimum wage could cause teams to shut down in communities where minor league baseball is the only pro sport in town.
These baseball players typically have to work in excess of 40 hours per week during the season, so they need compensated for that on top of their monthly salaries. Not only that, but minor league ballplayers don’t get paid for the time they spend working at their craft in the offseason and that should change.