Fantasy Sports: A Real Game-Changer for Employers
“The number of Americans playing in fantasy football leagues has grown exponentially of late, transforming what was once a pastime of a devoted few into a national sensation,” write Goldberg Segalla attorneys Seth L. Laver and Michael P. Luongo.
“Most employers are cognizant of the importance of maintaining up-to-date computer use policies, social media protocols and other important workplace regulations, yet they inexplicably miss regulating participation in fantasy sports. Make no mistake, however: fantasy sports has real world implications on the workplace.”
This article examines potential liability implications for employers, cases in which fantasy football leagues have led to terminations and resignations, and practical tips for employers to document clear workplace conduct policies that address these potential implications.