Unpaid Hearst Interns Seek Class Cert. In FLSA Dispute

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 4:55 PM EST) -- A group of former Hearst Corp. interns urged a New York federal court Monday to grant class certification in a suit alleging that the magazine publisher violated labor laws by using interns as cheap fill-ins for gaps in its workforce.

The interns, who allege Hearst's internship policies run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law, filed a motion for class certification under the NYLL. A federal judge previously granted conditional certification to the Hearst interns under the FLSA, according to a...
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