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At last: Unpaid interns recognized as being unpaid employees

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It’s high time for this ruling. Corporations have been deliberately increasing profits by simply not paying some of their employees. Rebecca Greenfield at Atlantic Wire:

The case of the unpaid American intern just got upended — again, and maybe for good: Just a month after one judge dismissed the class-action suit filed by free New York City media interns at Hearst Magazines, another has now granted the Hollywood coffee-fetchers who worked on Black Swan a precedent-setting win, ruling that the two production interns “worked as paid employees” and that Fox Searchlight should have to pay them as such. It’s a pivotal decision, says the attorney for the two young men who worked on the Oscar-winning film: “This is the first time a judge has held that interns as we know them today are employees entitled to wages and protections,” the lawyer, Juno Turner, told The Atlantic Wire in a phone interview Wednesday.

Indeed, it’s the first time a major U.S. court has . . .

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Written by LeisureGuy

12 June 2013 at 12:54 pm

Posted in Business, Law

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