For a court to decide college players are employees is troubling

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

I am not accusing the media at all, but am merely commenting.

The issue of unionizing college football players — for a court to decide players are employees is troubling.

The news teams need to research for the benefit of consumers, especially small-business people.

I do understand that the college will appeal. As small-business employer, we must comply with many employee regulations, the least of which is payroll records, Form 941, taxes and worker's comp insurance. It costs me to have an employee about 15 to 20 percent of the gross pay, for an employee. Workers Comp insurance premium is partially based on the risk. In other words, the premium is far higher for a tree climber than for a sales/clerical employer.

Please, I hope the news media does their research when reporting a story.

George Hawkins