Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 16,300+ case briefs...

North American Soccer League v. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
613 F.2d 1379 (1980)


The North American Soccer League Players Association (NASLPA) (plaintiff), comprised of 17 U.S. league clubs and two Canadian clubs, petitioned the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (defendant) for certification of a single, league-wide bargaining unit. The NLRB granted the NASLPA’s petition as to the U.S. clubs and concluded that the North American Soccer League (NASL) (plaintiff) and its individual clubs were “joint employers” of the players because both exercised a significant degree of control over their respective personnel policies. The NLRB did not exercise jurisdiction over the Canadian clubs. The NASL then appealed the NLRB’s decision.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Roney, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 366,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,300 briefs, keyed to 223 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.