Justinian C. Lane, Esq.
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Then the industry is fatally flawed to begin with

Look at this bullshit peddled by Forbes about lawsuits against sports agencies over misclassified interns:

While the outcome of the case still remains to be seen, business owners throughout the sports industry hope that the court gives careful consideration to the implications that a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs can cause for an industry so reliant on free labor.

Source: Madison Square Garden Intern Lawsuit Could Create Disastrous Precedent For Sports Industry - Forbes

So, we should disregard labor laws because the industry can’t prosper without free labor?  Sorry, but if a business can’t prosper with minimum-wage employees, then the business isn’t worthwhile.  Same goes for an industry that needs free labor to survive.