Night net null The Bengals and Ben-Gal cheerleaders have reached a tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit over pay, The Associated Press reported Wedne
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Bengals reportedly settle wage dispute with cheerleaders

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Bengals reportedly settle wage dispute with cheerleaders

Night net null The Bengals and Ben-Gal cheerleaders have reached a tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit over pay, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.In documents filed in U.S. District Court, the Bengals agreed to pay Ben-Gal cheerleaders from the 2011-13 seasons $255,000 to settle the 2014 lawsuit. MORE: The Night net's 25 best under 25 | Daniel Fells returns home, posts heartwarming videoThe cheerleaders claimed in their suit that taking

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into account time spent at games, cheer practices and promotional events, they were paid below minimum wage. If the settlement is approved at a Dec. 3 fairness hearing, then cheerleaders could receive at least $2,500 each per season.The team denies any wrongdoing, although it started paying its cheerleaders more in 2014. California recently passed legislation that recognizes professional cheerleaders as employees entitled to minimum wage, overtime and other labor protections.

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