Not really how the law works. The extent of the abuse is irrelevant. It was ruled that the volunteers qualified as employees. That sets a hard precedent that if other volunteers meet employment criteria, even if that employment is extremely limited, they still have to fall under the rules of that type of employment. You might not be able to sue for as much as the Magic judges did, but sue you can and likely win.
Well, my point is, there's a difference between a magic judge working under the direct supervision of WotC, and a Press ganger running an event when and as they please.
Independent contractors status has been wildly abused by companies, but Press Gangers, at least outside of conventions, really do qualify.
Still, and I concede this point gladly... the cost of fighting it may not be worth the value in keeping the program. Especially since the general feeling among PP
players was that the PG
program was a pretty sweet gig.