Representation of the Israel Football Association in important case on Referee Pensions
Our firm represented the Israel Football Association in a collective action submitted by the workers’ organization – The National Labor Federation, in connection with pension money, allegedly deducted unlawfully from the wages of the football referees. The claim was estimated at tens of millions of shekels.
The Regional Labor Court in Tel Aviv denied the action, accepting the Football Association argument that the base salaries of the referees were adjusted due to a change in their employment status in 2008, while no unlawful deductions were made.
This is an essential and principled ruling that removed a significant financial threat from the Football Association.
Our firm’s Labor and Sports departments cooperated on handling this case.