A sampling of Obermayer's HR Legalist Blog's recent post on fantasy football leagues in the workplace can be read here.
The start of a new NFL season brings with it the start of a new fantasy football season. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, approximately 24.3 million people play fantasy football. Many fantasy leagues are employer-sponsored or conducted in the workplace. The 2013 Vault Office Betting Survey estimates that 70% of employees have participated in a betting pool in the workplace. Of that 70%, 35% of employees have participated in fantasy leagues. Some employees play for mere bragging rights, while others play for profit which could implicate a number of legal issues for employers. So before you start evaluating whether you should trade Adrian Peterson for Calvin Johnson (that would be a tough decision), make sure your company is aware of the following legal risks associated with allowing a fantasy football league at the office.
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