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Compliance Corner June 2012
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Student-Athlete Summer Employment
Q: Is it permissible for a Binghamton athletics booster to provide summer employment for student-athletes?
A: Yes, it is permissible. Please remember that compensation must be paid only for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality.
**All employment must be verified by the Compliance office prior to the start date**
Please note the following restrictions regarding the employment of student-athletes:
- Employers may not advertise a student-athlete’s employment to generate extra business, nor may they use a student-athlete’s name or picture to advertise, promote, or recommend the sale or use of any commercial product or service;
- A student-athlete cannot endorse a company or employer through public advertising mediums; and
- Student-athletes cannot be provided with any benefits not provided to other employees. This includes the use of vehicles, transportation to or from work, meals, loans, advances or time-off with pay.